Ask most Americans to describe the perfect barbecue sauce and they’ll invoke a thick sweet red ketchup-based sauce with a zing of vinegar and a whiff of liquid smoke. In short, the sort of sauce Kansas City barbecue buffs have slathered on ribs and briskets for decades.
In the summer, street vendors all over New York serve watermelon cubes and fresh mangoes sliced into flower shapes, always accompanied by a little condiment bar with salt, chile powder, cayenne, and a bit of bottled citrus juice. This icy granita combines all of those flavors for a sweet, salty, and cooling treat. —Yossy Arefi […]