Every Wednesday at noon, Food section staff members and guests answer your cooking questions. Read the transcript below from the July 7 chat.

It’s hot out there. We don’t want long and slow cooking, roasting or even grilling any more than you do. So, this week we chatted about low- and no-cook recipes from main dishes to dessert!

Also, readers had lots to say about G. Daniela Galarza’s recent perspective piece: Stop calling food ‘exotic.’ Give it a read and see what you think.

And, as always, thanks for joining us this week. Please come back next Wednesday at noon (E.T.) for more talk about food and cooking.

Want more recipes and tips from the food team? Check out our past chats or sign up for Voraciously’s Essential Cookbooks Newsletter.