Spring has sprung, and this month’s Eat Local Challenge has brought out the best in emerging ingredients across the blogosphere — largely in the form of salads. And despite my recent rant on salad architecture, I am deeply intrigued by some of the offerings out there. Here’s what made my tummy grumble this week:
Napa cabbage and grape slaw [Accidental Hedonist]In the list of alternative forms of salad, I forgot slaw, one of my favorites. This one actually adheres pretty closely to the salad equation I expounded. Might make this for the in-laws in Kentucky for Mother’s Day picnic…
Artichoke panzanella [Becks & Posh]If this is in fact zee best ting Sam eveur deed, how could it be anything less than incredible? It sounds downright perfect to me. (P.S. — Happy two-year anniversary, B&P!)
Panzanella di farro [Lucullian delights]Yup, another panzanella. But this one comes from my new favorite food blog, written (and photographed) by a Dane in Pistoia, Tuscany. Makes me want to jump on a plane for Italy RIGHT NOW.The Man Who Ate Everything." You’ll never look at salad the same way again.]
And some non-salad items:
Omelette sandwich with pecorino [2 Tasty Ladies]Hey, you need a sandwich to go with that salad, right? The very notion of omelette or frittata on a sandwich sends me right back to Spain, where it was a regular snack of ours on the road. Plus, after the very successful Salad of Pain, I’ll cook anything the ladies tell me to.