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Another Winner From Mindy Fox
on May 8, 2012
I should have a shelf dedicated to just Mindy Fox's books! I own Olives & Oranges, The Craft of Baking, A Bird in the Oven and now Salads Beyond The Bowl. Ms. Fox creates flavor profiles that make my mouth sing. In this book, which I've owned for less than a week, I have already made 3 dishes: the tangle of radicchio, belgian endive, chives & blue cheese; the celery root with manchego cheese and pistachio; and the egg salad with lemons, capers and chives. Three for three on the hit parade! Her writing is clear and concise. There is nothing left to wonder about the recipe as Ms. Fox fills in the blanks with detailed descriptions about the preparation and the ingredients. The ingredients are available at local markets or smaller specialty shops, easy enough to find online too if you are not lucky enough to have salted capers at your market, for example.
Sometimes we just like to have a salad for dinner but don't want to settle for something light in the taste department. That's where this book is perfect as well. The preparations are not long and laborious but taste like you've been in the kitchen for hours! I know someone who bought the book today based on my recommendation alone, sight unseen! Go on now, put this in your shopping cart and don't think twice!