Patricia Wells is a pretty cool cat. As a 64 year old woman, she has been a runner for over forty years and just released her 12th cookbook, “Salad as a Meal”. Patricia runs a cooking school in Providence and Paris (rough life, eh?) and this is her 16th year at it. Not only that, but she also runs an hour a day, 6 days a week. I mean, if she can do it, we all can do it. Right?!
So, onto the food. Her most recent cookbook, “Salad as a Meal” was created because Wells wants people to reconsider salads and think of them as a dinner-table centerpiece instead of a side-note. She says, “If your salad desires are ably met by bottled vinaigrette and field mix from a bag, ‘Salad as a Meal’ will probably come off as culinary overkill, like swatting a fly with a howitzer.”
Sounds like my kind of woman. I will be honest with you (don’t make fun of this). I didn’t exactly know that salad in a bag existed until I was in college. Thats just how lucky Molly and I were. Each home-cooked meal of our moms featured a delicious, made from scratch – salad that often took center stage and was the most delicious thing on the plate. Salads that you would go back for 2 and 3 servings of, they were that good. And I miss our moms yummy salad creations. She always thoughtfully puts together the most perfect ingredients that compliment each other. So I’m thinking that this “Salad as a Meal” might be a great new addition to my cookbook collection. I love salads and I love trying different combinations and dressings in my salads. (Have I also told you that I haven’t eaten a stitch of ranch dressing probably since my age was in the single digits? Hate the stuff.) So, I’ll tell you what, I am going to order this sassy little cookbook and make some killer salads and get back to you on how much I like it. Deal?
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