128 pages, 8.94 × 5.84 × 0.42 in
February 12, 2009
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1552855244
ISBN - 13: 9781552855249
About the Book
A collection of the best salad dressing recipes from 3 dozen chefs, including both classic dressings and innovative international flavors. Includes guidance on which dressings go with which salads.
Read from the Book
Salads and Dressings
Eating fresh raw food is a culinary link to our distant ancestors. Historical records show that the Romans, Egyptians and Babylonians all enjoyed various types of salads with flavored dressings as a part of their diet thousands of years ago. Foraging for greens and edible plants is part of our cellular memory. The word "salad" conjures up images of health, new growth and pleasant weather. Perhaps this is why eating salads can make you feel so good. They are an edible symbol of nature, a hint of green pastures or a lush country garden right at your table, no matter where you live.
The incredible diversity of produce available today makes an entire new range of dishes possible. However, although the multiplicity of greens and vegetables used in a salad will give a solid foundation of taste to the dish, most people would agree that the key flavoring element is the dressing. A perfectly matched dressing can tie together all the individual elements of a salad to create a culinary symphony.
Matching Dressings to Ingredients
There are infinite ways to transform a bowl of greens just by choosing an appropriate dressing. A carefully chosen dressing can transform a simple salad into a special occasion dish.
The dressing can be a spectacular combination of zesty flavors and aromas but it is best to remember that it is really a seasoning meant to enhance the main ingredients. It should augment their flavors, not overpower them. The ar
Table of Contents
- Salads and Dressings
- Matching Dressings to Ingredients
- When to Add the Dressing
- Quality of Ingredients
- Symbols for Matching Greens and Dressings
From the Publisher
Over 101 fresh and delicious ideas. The best salad dressing recipes from three dozen chefs and cooks are now available in one great collection, Salad Dressing 101. Chef Nathan Hyam has personally selected over 101 recipes for vinaigrettes, creamy dressings, low-fat dressings, Caesar dressings, and potato and pasta salads dressings. The introduction provides an overview of the simple ingredients and techniques that make a perfect dressing and demonstrates easy ways to adapt dressing to any salad. Along with classics that belong in any cook`s repertoire, there are innovative dressings with international flavors. Symbols throughout the book provide guidance on which dressings go with which salads. Discover delicious recipes such as: - Basic Vinaigrette - Green Goddess Dressing - Classic Caesar Dressing - Basil Balsamic Dressing - Thai Coconut and Roasted Garlic Dressing - Miso Gari Vinaigrette. Salad Dressing 101 is a cookbook for everyone who loves fresh food with flavor that can`t be topped.
About the Author
Chef Nathan Hyam is the author of New Thai Cuisine and was born in New York City. After travelling in Asia and taking many Thai cooking classes, he is now one of Vancouver?s most prominent chefs, specializing in Thai cuisine. Nathan is also known as ?The Thai Guy.?