Beyond the Bowl: Extraordinary Recipes for Everyday Eating
By Mindy Fox
Kyle Cathie Limited, Paperback, 9781906868673, 176pp.
Publication Date: April 30, 2012
"Mindy's salads are just the sort I like to make a meal of. Her book is brimming with good practices, exciting recipes and beautiful photography." So says celebrated cookbook author, Heidi Swanson, of Mindy Fox's brand new collection of truly extraordinary and inspiring salad recipes. Filled with 100 gorgeous photographs and creative easy recipes such as Green Melon, Cubanelle Peppers and Ricotta Salata; Red Kale Caeser with Mustard Croutons and Smoked Trout; Potato Salad with Melted Leeks and Blue Cheese; and Peanut Soba and Chicken Salad with Lime, Salads: Beyond the Bowl shows you just how beautiful and nourishing a life of great salad eating can be. Fox's book is filled with healthy recipes, yes - but equally exciting is that, thorough this book, Fox show us just how delicious and show-stopping a well-made salad can be. Inspired by seasonal offerings, Fox pairs produce of all sorts with grains, beans, legumes, cheeses, fish and meat to create extraordinary salads that serve as starter or main dishes for everyday eating, whether at brunch, lunch or dinner. Like every facet of cooking, making a truly extraordinary salad involves a little craft and basic know-how. In Salads: Beyond the Bowl, Fox gives vegetarians and meat-eaters alike the basics of great salad-making, then offers a collection of 100 recipes for inspired salads, with flavor nuances from a variety of cuisines.
About the Author
Mindy Fox is a cookbook author, food writer and the food editor at La Cucina Italiana magazine. Her most recent book, Salads: Beyond the Bowl was chosen as a "Best Cookbook" by The New York Times (Christine Muhlke's "20 More Cookbooks," May 31, 2012) and Epicurious (Best 10 Cookbooks of 2012), and received accolades from Bon Appetit magazine, Heidi Swanson and many more. Fox s first book, A Bird in the Oven and Then Some (republished in 2013 as The Perfectly Roasted Chicken), was included in The New York Times' 2010 Best Cookbooks of the Year, and Food & Wine magazine's Best of the Best. Fox is the co-author with chef Sara Jenkins of Olives & Oranges: Recipes and Flavor Secrets from Italy, Spain, Cyprus & Beyond, an IACP Best Cookbook finalist, and co-author with Chef Karen DeMasco of The Craft of Baking, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Formerly on staff at Saveur, Fox has written for Saveur, La Cucina Italiana, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Prevention, Time Out New York and Edible Manhattan magazines. Her recipes and other freelance work have appeared in numerous regional, national and international newspapers and magazines, including The London Times, Food & Wine, Everyday Food, Country Living, Garden Design, Prevention and Parenting magazines, and on BonAppetit.com, Epicurious.com, The DailyMeal.com, FoodRepublic.com, LeitesCulinaria.com, PantryConfidential.com, TheImprovisedLife.com and many more.Fox has made numerous radio and television appearances, including Good Morning America/Health, The Splendid Table, NPR/WNYC: Last Chance Foods, Sirius XM s Martha Stewart Living Radio and Everyday Food programs, Heritage Radio s: The Food Seen, The B. Smith and Thank You, Dan shows, and Better TV.Early in her career, Fox cooked professionally in Boston restaurants, training with James Beard Award nominee chef Stan Frankenthaler and others. Fox s cooking and writing has been inspired by extensive travels in France, Italy, Mexico, Brazil and Turkey.Fox is a member of the culinary council at The Sylvia Center, a nonprofit organization teaching, inspiring and supporting children in their efforts to develop personal confidence, cooking skills and healthy eating habits for life. Visit her online at mindyfox.net.Mindy Fox is the food editor of La Cucina Italiana magazine, a cookbook author, food writer and teacher. Formerly on staff at Saveur, she has written for Saveur, La Cucina Italiana, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Prevention, Time Out New York and Edible Manhattan magazines. Her recipes and freelance work have appeared in The London Times, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Gourmet, Country Living and Parenting magazines, and on BonAppetit.com. Mindy appears regularly on the Martha Stewart Living Radio program, Everyday Food. Her first book, A Bird in the Oven and Then Some, was included in The New York Times' 2010 Best Cookbooks of the Year and Food & Wine magazine's Best of the Best. Visit Mindy online at www.mindyfox.net."