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elise h Nov 11, 2004 11:48 PM

What is your favorite cookbook for salad recipes? Doesn't have to be an all salad cookbook. Thanks in advance.

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    jerusha RE: elise h Nov 12, 2004 01:30 PM

    both "greens" and "fields of greens" have great salad (and other) recipes. these are the cookbooks by the same woman who wrote "vegetarian cooking for everyone."

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      Carb Lover RE: elise h Nov 12, 2004 11:47 PM

      Food and Wine's (20th Anniv. Ed.) cookbook for 1999. Whole chapter devoted to salads--about 30 recipes. Easy and creative--beyond the usual greens w/ balsamic. Some are hearty enough for a meal. Plus, the other chapters are fabulous. One of my favorite all-around cookbooks for adult entertaining.

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        Anna 'Boo' Carroll RE: elise h Nov 13, 2004 07:14 PM

        I have the large cookbook SALADS but find most cookbooks have a section on regional salads, depending on what kind of food your cookbook is about.

        Frank Stitt's fabulous new book; SOUTHERN TABLE is a feast for eyes and tummy. He has some wonderful Southern (in his case Alabama) salads that are not that familiar up north. His red onion and watermelon salad is great. At the end he has a section on vinaigrettes that is a big surprise and added treat. I tried the Mint-Peppercorn today when my friend from Barbados came for lunch and it was really nice.

        If you're looking for a beautiful cookbook for holiday giving, any Chowhound would be delighted to receive this beautifully photographed, well thought out book. Great photos, great recipes.

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          Anna 'Boo' Carroll RE: elise h Nov 13, 2004 07:14 PM

          I have the large cookbook SALADS but find most cookbooks have a section on regional salads, depending on what kind of food your cookbook is about.

          Frank Stitt's fabulous new book; SOUTHERN TABLE is a feast for eyes and tummy. He has some wonderful Southern (in his case Alabama) salads that are not that familiar up north. His red onion and watermelon salad is great. At the end he has a section on vinaigrettes that is a big surprise and added treat. I tried the Mint-Peppercorn today when my friend from Barbados came for lunch and it was really nice.

          If you're looking for a beautiful cookbook for holiday giving, any Chowhound would be delighted to receive this beautifully photographed, well thought out book. Great photos, great recipes.

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            curiousbaker RE: elise h Nov 15, 2004 03:47 PM

            Can't say enough about Lettuce in Your Kitchen. Yes, the name is dopey, but the recipes are divine. There's a salad with ham, nectarines, and dandelion greens and a molasses/peanut dressing that I dream about. Also, there's a salad of roasted potatoes on Boston lettuce with a coriander seed dressing that even non-salad eaters like. And the one with the macadamia nuts, and the one with the oven-dried tomatoes and the cumin-avocado-corn-blackbean one....

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