Every November, a box of Fuyu persimmons arrives at my doorstep. They come all the way from California, lovingly gathered from a friend’s garden by my father and then individually wrapped before being shipped to me.
In 2009, I had the great pleasure of meeting Jaden Hair at her book signing in New York City. Jaden is a fantastic cook, and the talented author of the popular blog Steamy Kitchen. With her huge smile and endearing personality, Jaden never fails to light up the room.
Every year, I look forward to asparagus season more than words can express. I’ve already praised this odd-looking yet succulent vegetable in this post for roasted asparagus with burrata, Tahitian lime oil and sorrel chiffonade, so it seems redundant to do it again here.
French green lentils are the little jewels of legumes. They’re nutritious, delicate, slightly nutty and incredibly delicious. Best of all, they cook quickly, require no soaking time and hold on to their shape once cooked. Every kitchen should have a jar of these tiny jewels on hand.
Mâche is unforgettable. I call it the princess of all leafy greens. The tiny lettuce, when picked young, looks like a rosette, no bigger than a small daisy. Also known as corn salad, field salad or lamb’s lettuce, mâche thrives in cool weather and, contrary to its delicate features, is […]
An everyday salad recipe with two great salad dressings. Serve with seasonal farmers’ market greens: arugula, mustard greens, pea shoots, baby romaine, oak leaf, baby kale, endive, mizuna, tatsoy, Boston lettuce or watercress. The delicious variations are endless.
Perfectly vine-ripened tomatoes are sweet rather than acidic and exquisite in this heirloom tomato salad with bocconcini (fresh mozzarella) and basil. This version of the classic Italian Caprese is an easy and delicious recipe.
Here’s a delicious twist on the classic Provençal dish: Niçoise salad. Viviane Bauquet Farre serves it with grilled vegetables and a basil vinaigrette – A perfect recipe for hot summer days!
This sugar snap peas and pea microgreens salad is served with an exotic ginger-curry vinaigrette — an easy recipe and a delicious way to eat your greens!
A winter salad recipe with a tropical flair: Avocado and mango salad with Tequila-lime vinaigrette. Viviane Bauquet Farre pairs this tropical salad with Sokol Blosser, Evolution #9, Lucky Edition, a dancing blend of 9 grapes.
Quinoa with Piquillo Peppers, Cured Olives and Frisée: A versatile and easy recipe that can be a sophisticated appetizer or a salad served family style. Viviane Bauquet Farre also shares her recipe for how to cook quinoa the perfect way, with step-by-step photos and instructions.
Fresh chickpeas are in season in mid to late summer. They are deliciously tender and pair beautifully with green beans, cranberry beans and heirloom tomatoes to make a salad that truly taste like summer!