Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings

Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings

60 Sensational Recipes to Liven up Greens, Grains, Slaws, and Every Kind of Salad

Book - 2013
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Grand Central Pub
It is no wonder why Californians hold the secret to making the perfect salad: lettuce and all types of greens are one of the major crops coming out of California, and who better to trust in handling these greens with care? Lifelong Californian Michele Anna Jordan is, according to Mollie Katzen, "the quintessential expert on California cuisine" and first channeled this expertise into the successful book, California Home Cooking. Since then, she has been perfecting her salad-making craft over several decades as a chef, caterer, food columnist, and cookbook author. In Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings, she shares her wisdom about the most critical component in any salad: its dressing. About half of the recipes in Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings are riffs on the classic vinegar-and-olive-oil vinaigrette. But Michele take the formula in surprising and delicious directions, sometimes by using flavored vinegars (either store-bought or flavored by the home cook), sometimes by using dark vs. light or mild vs. strong olive oils, sometimes by switching out the olive oil for another oil, and always by adding flavoring elements like berries, citrus, honey, bacon, nuts, mustard and even wines and sherries (There is a whole art to selecting the right wines to make a given dressing, and the California-bred Jordan has the perfect skills here, too.). The remaining recipes include: milk- or cream-based dressings, dressings that start with a base of finely pureed fruits or vegetables, and dressings that feature a distinctively flavored oil, such as walnut oil or hazelnut oil. While the emphasis is on dressings for green salads and which greens pair best with each dressing, there are ample ideas for other uses, such as green bean, potato, and other veggie salads, as well as fruit salads and dinner salads that include meats or fish. The recipes will be accompanied by colorful photographs, and plenty of tips to guide the home cook's creativity in the kitchen.

How to make stand-out salads and sides with over 50 recipes for sensational vinaigrettes, salad dressings, and sauces.

Baker & Taylor
Offers sixty interpretations of classic salad dressings that use such flavor enhancers as honey, wines, and sherries, and features "best use" recommendations as well as flavor profiles for each recipe.

& Taylor

An award-winning chef, cookbook author and expert on California cuisine offers surprising takes on the classic salad dressing recipe by switching oils and adding flavors including berries, citrus, nuts and bacon and offers tips on the best salads for pairing. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts :, The Harvard Common Press,, [2013]
ISBN: 9781558328051
Characteristics: 182 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm


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