Mediterranean Fresh

Mediterranean Fresh

A Compendium of One-Plate Salad Meals and Mix-And-Match Dressings

By Joyce Goldstein; Andre Baranowski (Photographer); Evan Goldstein (Essay by)

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393065008, 351pp.

Publication Date: May 2008

With thirty versatile dressings, you'll expand your salad horizons. Just by changing the dressing and garnish, you can make a chopped salad Moroccan, Spanish, or Turkish. Roasted peppers can be Italian with anchovies and olives or spicy with a Tunisian harissa dressing. Beets and greens can move to France with walnut vinaigrette or to the Middle East with tahini dressing. Even a carrot can become exotic with a Moroccan citrus-cinnamon dressing Joyce shows you the art of dressing a salad and how to use dressings as marinades, spreads, dips, and finishing sauces. Along the way you'll learn how to taste, balance flavors, and develop your palate.

About the Author
Joyce Goldstein was chef and owner of the groundbreaking restaurant Square One in San Francisco. She received the James Beard Award for Best Chef in California and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. She is the author of twenty-six cookbooks, and her writing appears in the "San Francisco Chronicle, " "Sommelier Journal, Fine Cooking, " and many other publications.

Dore Brown is Principal Editor at University of California Press.

Evan Goldstein, a four time James Beard Award nominee for "Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year," has worked in the kitchens of the Restaurant Le Saintongeais and the Hotel Lancaster in Paris, Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, and Chez Panisse Cafe in Berkeley, California. In 1987 he became the eighth American and youngest ever at the time to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier examination. He is the author of "Five Star Service: Your Guide to Hospitality Excellence" and has over twenty years experience teaching both professionals and consumers about wine and food. Joyce Goldstein was the chef and owner of the acclaimed Square One Restaurant in San Francisco. She is the author of numerous cookbooks, including "The Mediterranean Kitchen, Back to Square One, Kitchen Conversations, and Italian Slow and Savory".