Rory prided himself on being the world’s greatest prep cook. He always told me, with his wide grin, that his signature dish was Campbell’s tomato soup with popcorn in it. Odd? For sure. Very Rory? Absolutely. I still laugh when I think about it.
Sadly, Rory passed away two years ago and we all still miss him dearly. His wife, K, emailed me yesterday saying she’d made dinner and included a dish that reminded her of Rory. “It finally happened”, I thought. “My friend, K, who is an incredible cook, is now making tomato soup with popcorn!” Well, I was wrong. Apparently Rory had a few other tricks up his sleeve.
If you’re not in the mood for tomato soup with popcorn, try Rory’s Heirloom Tomato Salad (inspired by a recipe from epicurious.com). Summer tomatoes like this should make you grin just like they did Rory.