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Salad Cookbook (post #62958)

Recently we found a cookbook dedicated to eggs, by Michelle Roux... an excellent book!

Now we are looking for a cookbook dedicated to salads. Does anybody have any suggestions? We have found many excellent salads in Fine Cooking that we make on a regular basis.

I'm sure there are some readers here who have extensive collections and meaningful opinions!

Regards, Charlie

Marie Louise's picture

(post #62958, reply #32 of 69)

The credit should go to Heather; she was the one who told me about it.

But yes, I agree, it is a great reference that should be on more Ct'ers shelves. And it is available at The Good Cook and Zooba, so if anyone is looking for an excuse to join either of those...

dorcast's picture

(post #62958, reply #33 of 69)

If you insist like that, I guess I'll have to buy it.
You leave me no choice.

edit: I'm fast. Just ordered from Zooba. Heather & Marie Louise, I noticed she is doing a lunch and signing at Copia son. I do envy your food lives out there....


Edited 8/23/2008 8:50 am ET by Dorcast

Marie Louise's picture

(post #62958, reply #34 of 69)

Thanks for reminding me, she is doing a book signing at The Market Hall today. That's where we do most of our shopping. I will try and swing by w/ my book & get it signed.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62958, reply #35 of 69)

Brazilians can be very persuasive. Must be the heat of the tropics.

"Her green thumb was so black, she couldn't even grow zucchini"



(Glenys, August 2008).
Jean's picture

(post #62958, reply #36 of 69)

Mine came today. I needed one more purchase to quit the Good Cook.



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bjb0777's picture

(post #62958, reply #37 of 69)

You people are a very bad influence!! I vowed I would not buy another cookbook..but did go to Chapters today,,had a $5.00 off coupon(expiring soon)!! and a membership card for 10% more..so what could I do!!I bought the ### thing!!! Barb


Edited 8/23/2008 11:50 pm ET by bjb0777

Lee's picture

(post #62958, reply #38 of 69)

You'll thank the enablers -- really.  It's a great book.  I've made 7 or 8 recipes so far and they've all been excellent. 

Marie Louise's picture

(post #62958, reply #39 of 69)

What have you made?

I just made my first salad yesterday-sauteed garlicky mushrooms (I used shiitakes) served over mixed baby greens. The dressing (mustard-shallot) is heated in the pan used to saute the mushrooms.

It was really good.

Lee's picture

(post #62958, reply #40 of 69)

I have that salad flagged to try, but I have lots of them flagged.  This book is a gem, especially now that the weather is hot and the markets are loaded with great produce.  Nothing takes a whole lot of time, and everything I've had has been a winner.  Genrally, if I make a couple of recipes from a new cookbook I consider it worthwhile.  I may end up trying all of the recipes in this one.  So far, I've made:


Turkish chopped salad (I added the optional arugula)
Turkish eggplant puree with walnuts and yogurt dressing (brought this to a bbq where it disappeared in no time)
Chopped eggplant with preserved lemon
Fava bean salad with Serrano ham and sherry vinaigrette
Figs, mesclun and prosciutto with gorgonzola cream (FABULOUS!  I can't wait until the Fall fig crop comes in to make it again.)
Couscous salad with grilled shrimp
Turkish chicken salad with tahini dressing (another WOW dish)


We had dinner with friends and they served the lamb kabobs with charmoula dressing and the couscous salad with raisins and saffron onions.  Oh my.  It was wonderful.  I've been on a Morrocan/Turkish kick for the past year.  Can you tell?


 

bjb0777's picture

(post #62958, reply #41 of 69)

I pointed out to DH that this book was a winner!! He as always smiled the enigmatic smile that husbands do!!Barb

avak123's picture

(post #62958, reply #46 of 69)

We had dinner with friends and they served the lamb kabobs with charmoula dressing and the couscous salad with raisins and saffron onions.  Oh my.  It was wonderful.  I've been on a Morrocan/Turkish kick for the past year.  Can you tell?


I love that charmoula--simply fabulous!

roz's picture

(post #62958, reply #42 of 69)

After reading through this thread, this book by Goldstein sounds like one I would love. Could you, would you weigh the book for me? I know it sounds silly, but I am visiting my daughter in Maryland soon, and am restricted to weight. I already have a number of items awaiting me, so if it is light enough, maybe this could be the book of choice.

Edit: How many recipes are for winter salads? Or are they mainly the easy summer ones?


Edited 8/25/2008 3:35 pm ET by roz

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Jean's picture

(post #62958, reply #43 of 69)

Not ML, but my book weighs 2 pounds, 4 ounces.
And here are the chapter headings.


Leafy Salads
Raw and Cooked Vegetable Salads
Fruit Salads
Classic and Modern Grain, Bread, and Pasta Salads
Bean Salads
From the Sea
Poultry and Meat Salads and Small Plates


The second part is :


Vinaigrettes
Citrus dressingsor Citronettes
Creamy Dressings that double as dips
Sauces with Multiple Personalities: Pesto, Tampenad. Romesco, Charmoula, and Harissa


You NEED this book.




A merry heart does good like a medicine: Prov. 22:17



http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
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Marie Louise's picture

(post #62958, reply #44 of 69)

Thanks Jean, I just got home. I got 36 ounces on my little kitchen scale.

I think it is an all-season book. She really gives a new dimension to the word "salad" , doesn't she?

Jean's picture

(post #62958, reply #45 of 69)

Yes, I'm going to learn a lot from this one.



A merry heart does good like a medicine: Prov. 22:17



http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
roz's picture

(post #62958, reply #47 of 69)

Thank you Jean and Marie Louise! I think that weight is doable. I'll order this book from Amazon asap. You old enablers, you!

Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Do your best. Don Miguel Ruiz
Jean's picture

(post #62958, reply #48 of 69)

You're welcome. You won't regret it.



A merry heart does good like a medicine: Prov. 22:17



http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
roz's picture

(post #62958, reply #49 of 69)

Amazon is amazing! With a click of a button, it is being whisked to MD. Wish I could travel that fast, sort of like Bewitched!

Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Do your best. Don Miguel Ruiz
Jean's picture

(post #62958, reply #50 of 69)

Yes indeed. I love shopping in my  jammies with my hair a mess.



A merry heart does good like a medicine: Prov. 22:17



http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Marcia's picture

(post #62958, reply #51 of 69)

I love shopping in my jammies with my hair a mess.

You are behind the times, my dear...people in stores look like that now. LOL, but it's true.

Glenys's picture

(post #62958, reply #52 of 69)

You got dressed to shop online?

Jean's picture

(post #62958, reply #53 of 69)

There was a chilly breeze coming in the window.



A merry heart does good like a medicine: Prov. 22:17



http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Canuck's picture

(post #62958, reply #54 of 69)

If airline weight's an issue, I shove a couple of heavy things into my carry-on and hold onto books while walking on-board. Makes me feel like I'm getting away with something. :)

roz's picture

(post #62958, reply #55 of 69)

I weigh all my luggage and hope, hope, hope it is within the weight limit. It depends on the clerk at the check-in, if they are having a good day or not. One kilo over and I have had to rearrange everything and put items in my carry on, as well as wear extra articles of clothing! I hate it!

Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Do your best. Don Miguel Ruiz
Canuck's picture

(post #62958, reply #56 of 69)

LOL; wearing extra clothing to reduce luggage weight never occurred to me :)


When the check-in person was finicky about us being 1 pound over in one of our suitcases, we opened all five up at the front of the line and started moving around 2 pound bags of chocolate chips until we were happily balanced. At this point, I'm usually travelling with my kids, so I can usually count on taking their space if I need it.

courgette's picture

(post #62958, reply #57 of 69)

LOL! We've done the same.


When we were leaving Kenya in Jan we had to take J's running shoes out of his suitcase and tied them on the outside of his carryon. So stupid. It all still went on the same plane.


Mo

Canuck's picture

(post #62958, reply #58 of 69)

How have you been? It seems like ages since I saw you here. I hope things are better for you now.

courgette's picture

(post #62958, reply #61 of 69)

Oh, I'm fine. Still no kitchen, but the two weeks in Paris was great.


Meg has moved to Toronto and started a job as a law clerk. She is here this weekend to see the surgeon today re a mole on her face. He is watching it for now and will see her in three weeks so that is good news, I hope.


James finally saw the surgeon yesterday re the torn ligament in his wrist and the sealed growth plate. This was the surgery that had to be done right away in March.....now we're wearing a splint for 6 weeks and then a recheck. This new surgeon specializes in hand/arm surgery and doesn't want to do it unless absolutely necessary. Which makes me happy because unless a joint is REALLY bad, it will probably not be great after the surgery either. Just wish he had been wearing the splint since March.


So watchful waiting in both cases. I can handle that.


The insurance adjuster is coming on Tues so that should be interesting. We need to get going on this reconstruction. It just is taking so long to get quotes. Haven't cooked since April. Which is not totally a bad thing, although I'm starting to get anxious to just make something good to eat. We've missed the whole summer season on the patio.....


And Kate moves to Paris on Friday. Thank goodness she didn't book her ticket on Zoom! It will be nice to have just the three of us here and getting back into a routine. And I'm going to be looking for gainful employment for the first time in 20 years so that is a little scary!


Yup, I'm fine, and that's more than you ever wanted to know about my life!!!!!! Def looking forward to the fest in Oct.


Mo

Canuck's picture

(post #62958, reply #62 of 69)

Good for Meg in terms of the job, and I hope the mole turns out to be nothing.


You'll have more details on James by our fest, so I'll keep my fingers crossed about that.


Didn't realize you'd gone to Paris; that would almost make up for not being able to cook for such a long time. What are you doing about meals? Takeout would get very boring after a while, I imagine.


 

courgette's picture

(post #62958, reply #64 of 69)

We eat out or get takeout or sometimes just don't bother. I have lost about 5 lbs this summer so don't let anyone tell you they can't lose weight while eating out. Its all about choices.


We decided to use the apt in Paris that has been sitting empty since June. It was cheaper to rent this one from June than others from Sept--by about $5000/year X2 years. Friends of ours were able to go for 10 days in July as well so that was nice.


Mo