In the Kitchen today…

What: Grapefruit and Avocado Salad Where: The Art of Cooking Who: Alice Waters Lusciously fresh, tart, and creamy, this salad is simply a pleasure. And a decadence! As I was eating it, I was suddenly very aware that many people, past and present, in many countries of this world would truly hunger and thirst for a single [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Moroccan Carrot Salad with Ginger Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters This salad is intensely spicy, both in flavor from the cumin and coriander, and in heat from the cayenne and fresh ginger. There is also a hint of bitter from the spices. Next time, I will either lower the measurement [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters This saffron-infused salad is enjoyably intriguing.  Every taste is accounted for: sweet, salty, sour, savory, spicy, and even floral. Waters gives two ways to make it: one where the ingredients are simply tossed over freshly-baked sweet potatoes, and one where the saffron and ginger get [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Jicama Salad with Orange and Cilantro Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters Wonderfully refreshing and crisp, with intermittent bursts of sweet, this salad is a winner.  It's accompaniments are brilliant: cilantro, paprika (or ancho chile powder), lime, salt, and olive oil. I imagine that smoked paprika would be an excellent choice as [...]

Citrus Salad with Cilantro & Pomegranate

My mom happened to be over when I threw this salad together the other day, and since then she has been eager to recreate it, so I am logging the recipe for her. It is wonderfully refreshing. I served it with our Everyday Dressing and leftover roasted chicken on the side. Citrus Salad with Cilantro & Pomegranate [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Chopped Apple Salad with Toasted Coconut and Yogurt Where: Family Table Who: Shaye Elliott This little salad is a gem. Sweet from raw honey, tart from apple and lemon, creamy from yogurt, spicy from cinnamon, crunchy from almonds, and roasty from toasted coconut. Nothing exotic or profound here, just a wonderful, wonderful marriage of [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Sesame-Crusted Orange Chicken Salad Where: Family Table Who: Shaye Elliott This salad is truly a worthy go-to. It is luscious and fresh and satisfying. That being said, when first I made it, I expected orange. It was there, but it was very subtle. So I make some alterations in my own practice of this [...]