On today's episode of THE FOOD SEENDawn Perry has long been creating menus, and trends, as a recipe developer, and all around food stylista. From food editor at Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and Bon Appétit, to driving culinary content at Marley Spoon's meal kit delivery service, to the food director at Real Simple, Perry is able to wrap her head around the many expressions of a single ingredient, taking careful consideration and culinary know-how, to compose something both complex, and approachable. Her latest project, Short Stack Editions: Cucumber, illustrates just that; Perry takes the humble gourd and shows its scope as Cucumber-Celery Agua Fresca, Spicy Cucumbers with Beef & Black Vinegar, Butter- Baked Cucumbers, Cucumber Panzanella with Horseradish & Mint, Grilled Cucumber Guacamole, and Cucumber & Honeydew Paletas. You'll never look at an ordinary cucumber the same again!

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*photo by Linda Pugliese

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