Once upon a time, salad meant lettuce, tomato, and cucumber covered in Thousand Island dressing. Today its succulent fish, seasoned meat, crispy tofu, herb pasta, and anything else you want to toss together in a saladlike way. In A Good Day for Salad, Jeannette Ferrary and Louise Fiszer get creative, offering an intriguing array of starter salads, dinner salads, party salads, picnic salads, and dessert salads, as well as classics and ingenious new takes on old favorites. Here are 150 salads to delight the gourmand, the health nut, the dieter, the vegetarian, hurriers, worriers, and even people who hate to cook. Complete with helpful cooking tips and entertaining anecdotes, A Good Day for Salad is a celebration of the contemporary salad and a tasty answer to just about any mealtime dilemma.
Jeannette Ferrary — author of Between Friends: M.F.K. Fisher and Me — writes for many publications, including Bon Appetit, the New York Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Louise Fiszer — a nationally known cooking teacher and food consultant — has contributed to Food and Wine magazine and is currently a food columnist for the San Jose Mercury News.