Tasha DeSerio; Taunton Press (2012)
This book features sections on: Simple Salads; Leaf Salads; Veggie and Fruit Salads; Grain, Bread and Pasta salads and Legume Salads. There are also recipes for different types of vinargrette dressings, page on metric equivalents (a plus) a section on kitchen tools and equipment to make things easier for you in the kitchen, and of course many good recipes I'll be anxious to try.
Some of the recipes that I plan to try are:
- Cannellini bean salad with grilled shrimp and cherry tomatoes (no photo)
- Whole wheat pasta with roasted broccoli, black olive vinagrette and ricotta salata (photo)
- Slow roasted salmon with beets, cucumber and horseradish vinagrette (no photo)
- Frisee with seared scallops and blood oranges (photo)
It's a nice book - roughly 200 pages, but one I probably would borrow instead of buy. There are not enough photographs in this book, and as a visual person, it's a requirement for me when purchasing a cookbook. The photos that are included are great -- it's just that there are not enough of them. (3.5/5 stars)
Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for All Seasons - Jeanne Kelley
(Hardcover - 2012 - Rizzoli International)
This cookbook is a beautiful hardcover, and the recipes looked very appealing as well.
The book is divided as: A Salad Primer: Glossary of Greens; Foraging for Salad; Washing and Storage; Growing Greens; The Salad Pantry - I found all of this information very informative and something I haven't seen in previous books - a big plus.
The Recipe Section was divided into sections: Vegetarian salads; Salads with fish and seafood; Salads with poultry; salads with meat and One Sweet Finish (a home made chocolate cream pie :)
Some of the recipes I marked off as ones I'd try were:
- Seafood Stuffed Avocado dalad
- Spinach salad with Grilled Shrimp and Peppers
- Red Mustard and Bread Salad with Roasted Chicken
- Grilled Chicken Caesar with Parmesan Crostini
- Roasted Balsamic Chicken and Green Bean Salad
- Steakhouse Salad
This book had about the same number of pages as the other cookbook by the same name, but lots more color photos -- a big plus for me. There were also more recipes that I would be likely to try in this book, and I loved the way that meat and potatoes and other grains as well as nuts were worked into many of the recipes. I would definitely BUY this one. Check it out! (4.5/5 stars)