Once upon a time in America, most salads consisted of iceberg lettuce and a couple of withered tomato wedges. Perhaps the addition of cucumber slices, if you wanted to get fancy.
We’ve come a long way, this particular salad being a fine example of just how many miles we’ve logged on our culinary landscape. But grilled lettuces, hmmmm… isn’t that a bit extreme? What’s next, grilled pasta? Don’t worry. I’m not a proponent of grilling the unexpected just for bragging rights.
Grilling radicchio and endive brings out their natural sweet flavor. If you make this salad, I feel truly confident your palate will be just as delighted as mine.
This is wonderful, as well, if you substitute crumbled blue cheese for the Parmesan and top the salad with chopped, fried bacon.
Happy Memorial Day! Perhaps the long weekend will offer you more time to relax and fire up the grill, and the following recipe for Hot Slaw and Shoulder Sliders has been a family favorite for generations. My millennial son, Zan, is getting married to Lucy in 4 weeks, I’m hosting a party the night before the wedding, the boy wants mama’s … Full recipe post »
The burger – be it White Castle or Farmer’s Market Veggie-Grain – could be the most telling testimonial, the most apt memoir of the 20th and early 21st century American palate. Little sis “Slider” drills into this hypothesis. The Slider, especially, is suited to our national temperament and accommodates our multitasking lifestyle. It’s easily held in one … Full recipe post »
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