Fresh. Seasonal. Hot. Cold. Raw. Delicious! Salmagundi is a 17th century English expression denoting a salad dish comprising, well... everything. The nearest modern equivalent is Fiambre, a Guatemalan salad containing in excess of twenty ingredients. This comprehensive new book from acclaimed author, Sally Butcher, looks at salad bowls across the world in 150 recipes. The recipes feature a number of archaic, traditional and staple dishes—and a whole lot of funky new stuff as well. Divided into fourteen chapters (Herbs and Leaves; Vegetables; Beans; Roots; Grains and Pasta, Rice, Cheese, Fish, Meat, Dips, Fruity Salads, Salads for Pudding, The Dressing Room, The Prop Cupboard), no stone is left unturned in pursuit of the ultimate salad recipe. Recipes are flagged where relevant with tags such as “super-healthy” or “skinny-minny” or “main course” to make it more user-friendly. Heavily punctuated with Sally's trademark mixture of folklore and anecdotes, this is an essential update for the foodie bookshelf.
Sally Butcher is a London-based food writer and cookbook author. She also runs the acclaimed Persian food store Persepolis. Her first book, Persia in Peckham, was short-listed for the 2008 André Simon Award and was selected by the Sunday Times as their Cookbook of the Year.
Whether you're looking for a quick snack, a winning appetizer, a super healthy meal, or a refreshing fruit dessert, Butcher's latest will have you covered… a great gift for salad lovers…''
--Library Journal, starred review
''Beautiful matte photographs of the dishes demonstrate how elegant salads can be in any incarnation, and Butcher's irreverent tone, full of asides and wry witticisms, makes for a fun and engaging reading experience… cooks hoping to jazz up their salad game will find lots and lots of inspiration.''