Most of us know that feeling when you want to eat something light and good-for-you, but you also want something hearty and satisfying. Something "salad-ish."
Ilene Rosen knows what makes a good salad, and what makes that good salad even better. She is currently the chef and creative director of R&D Foods, a Brooklyn grocery. Before that she spent 15 years as the savory chef at New York City's beloved City Bakery where her salad bar attracted a cult-like following. One trip through this book, and you will understand why.
This is not your basic book of grain bowls. Each composed plate is orchestrated for a balance of enticing flavors, satisfying textures, and peak of the season freshness. There are also recipes for simpler salads (and dressings), roast vegetable compositions that will make as good a side dish as an entree, and various noodle and grain compositions featuring a global approach to flavor. There are even a few illustrated charts that will help you create your own custom versions of simple favorites.
Hardcover. Color photography and colorful illustrations throughout.