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12
Nov

CHICKEN SALAD

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I LOVE CHICKEN SALAD.  USUALLY, I STRIP THE MEAT FROM WHAT’S LEFT OF A LEFTOVER ROAST CHICKEN, BECAUSE I LIKE THE MIX OF WHITE AND DARK MEAT. THIS TIME, HOWEVER, I HAD AN EXTRA CHICKEN BREAST ON HAND, SO I PAN-COOKED IT WITH A LITTLE GARLIC AND THYME BEFORE CUTTING IT UP FOR THE SALAD.

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22
Jul

FRENCH POTATO SALAD

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EVERYBODY’S GOT A RECIPE FOR POTATO SALAD.  SOME LIKE IT MIXED WITH MAYONNAISE OR TOSSED WITH ONIONS, RELISH OR CHOPPED PICKLES.  MY FAVORITE IS FRENCH POTATO SALAD OR A VERSION THEREOF.  NO MATTER THE VARIATION, THE ONE COMMON TECHNIQUE IS TO COOL OFF THE BOILED POTATO SLICES WITH COLD WHITE WINE, WHICH IS ABSORBED, LENDING […]

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22
Jul

PURSLANE SALAD

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PURSLANE HAS GREY-GREEN, TEAR-SHAPED, SUCCULENT LEAVES, WHICH ARE CRUNCHY TO THE BITE, RELEASING A PLEASANTLY SOUR JUICE.  THEY ARE COMMON IN ARMENIAN AND LEBANESE RESTAURANTS, FOUND ALWAYS IN FATTOUSH SALAD.  I COMBINED THEM WITH OTHER MEDITERRANEAN INGREDIENTS — NICOISE OLIVES, FETA, TOMATOES, BASIL, FRESH MINT, AND PERSIAN CUCUMBERS.  RED ONION IS MACERATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE […]

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01
Feb

SMOKED TROUT AND ENDIVE SALAD

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THIS IS A LOVELY FIRST COURSE. OR, ON A WARM DAY, YOU MIGHT DOUBLE THE RECIPE AND SERVE IT FOR LUNCH WITH A CRUSTY BAGUETTE. SMOKED TROUT, WHICH IS AVAILABLE IN MOST GOOD SUPERMARKETS, HAS A SUBTLE, SAVORY FLAVOR AND A FIRM TEXTURE.

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25
Jun

SHRIMP SALAD “LA TULIPE”

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LA TULIPE WAS THE LOVE CHILD OF SALLY AND JOHN DARR, WHO OPENED THEIR RESTAURANT IN 1979  AT 104 WEST 13th STREET IN MANHATTAN.  JOHN HAD BEEN THE HEAD OF THE LOWER SCHOOL AT BROOKLYN FRIENDS.  SALLY, A GIFTED AMATEUR COOK, RAN THE TEST KITCHEN AT GOURMET MAGAZINE.  THE BISTRO WAS COZY; THE FRENCH DISHES, LIGHT AND […]

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13
Jun

LEAF LETTUCES WITH CHEVRE DRESSING

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WHEN YOU APPROACH THE GARDEN OF CHU ON THE NW CORNER OF IVAR AND HOLLYWOOD BLVD IN THE SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET, YOU MIGHT THINK AT FIRST IT’S A FLOWER SHOP, SO METICULOUSLY DISPLAYED ARE THE LETTUCES.

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20
Apr

CAESAR SALAD

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THE ROMAINE LETTUCES AT GARDEN OF CHU WERE A FOOT LONG, FADING FROM PALE GREEN TO SUNSHINE YELLOW.  SOPHIE LOVES CAESAR SALAD, SO HOW COULD I RESIST?  BUT RATHER THAN THE USUAL ANCHOVY, GARLIC AND EGG YOLK, I WANTED SOMETHING CREAMIER, MORE DECADENT FOR THESE PRISTINE LETTUCES.  SO I COMBINED GRATED PARMESAN WITH A BIT […]

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30
Sep

SHRIMP WITH FENNEL AND CANNELINI BEANS

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I CONCOCTED THIS DISH ON A BLISTERING SEPTEMBER DAY WHEN I DIDN’T FEEL LIKE DOING MUCH COOKING.  IT IS REALLY AN ANTIPASTO AND, AS SUCH, IS BEST SERVED ROOM TEMPERATURE.  IF YOU’RE A PURIST, YOU CAN COOK YOUR OWN CANNELINI BEANS FROM SCRATCH, BUT IF YOU USE A RELIABLE BRAND OF CANNED CANNELLINI, THE DIFFERENCE […]

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22
Sep

RATATOUILLE SALAD

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THIS DISH CAME ABOUT WHEN I DISCOVERED I DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH RADICCHIO FOR A SALAD, NOR PEPPERS FOR A SIDE DISH.  RADICCHIO, PARTICULARLY THE ENDIVE-SHAPED KIND CALLED TREVISO, MAKES A GREAT BITTER VEGETABLE SAUTEED IN OLIVE OIL AND GARLIC.  THE BELL PEPPERS AND CARAMELIZED ONIONS ADD SWEETNESS.  TOMATOES AND SPLASH OF VINEGAR ROUNDS OUT THE […]

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20
Aug

VEGAN FEAST: AN ODE TO SARAH

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CALL IT A MOMENTARY LAPSE OR AN ODE TO MY NIECE SARAH, A VEGAN AND ALSO AN EXCELLENT COOK, BUT WITH SO MANY GREAT VEGETABLES AROUND AND DETERMINED TO DROP A FEW POUNDS BEFORE DEER SEASON, I PUT TOGETHER THIS MEATLESS MEAL. 

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