Lower East Side Brunch Tart

This week on Cook the Book Fridays we are celebrating one of our own with a dish she wanted to make, Lower East Side Brunch Tart. Chez Nana, aka Rosemarie DiDomenico, I ‘met’ in the group French Fridays with Dorie in which we were cooking from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. She and her daughter Tricia Stormer were the few who actually completed the entire book, no missed recipes, quite an accomplishment indeed. I enjoyed getting to know Nana through our shared love of cooking, baking and parenthood. This post is dedicated to her and her wonderful family.

I made this tart for my own New Yorker, my soon-to-be 90 year-old father-in-law, who grew up in Brooklyn. He would have appreciated the smoked salmon but my California native husband was not to keen on smoked salmon so we switched to fresh. This tart twist of beloved lox and bagels was a huge hit, everyone like it and asked that I make it again. This ones for you Nana:)


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Yours is gorgeous! I am sure Nana would approve!

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  2. Nana would adore this as we all do. Lower East Side is a diverse neighborhood and I’m glad we have this recipe to celebrate life, fond memory and good food.

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  3. yummy! my husband will also not eat smoked salmon or red onion (why???)…so i made him a mini one with bacon and scallions.


  4. Tricia S says:

    Outstanding job on that gorgeous tart, not to mention keeping all the palates happy 🙂 Nana would indeed be thrilled with your results, along with the incredibly sweet tribute you’ve shared. THANK YOU !! xoxo


  5. betsy says:

    Looks wonderful, Diane. Nana would like your version. I’m also glad to know this works with fresh salmon. I sometimes have leftovers, so this is a novel (and delicious) way to use it up.


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