The humble salad: so often overlooked and unloved. Not so for Matt Wilkinson. For Matt, the salad is a culinary main event and a dish that’s as diverse in its versatility as it is in flavour.In Mr Wilkinson’s Simply Dressed Salads Matt shares his favourite salad recipes – one for every week of the year, showcasing the very best seasonal ingredients, along with whimsical muThe humble salad: so often overlooked and unloved. Not so for Matt Wilkinson. For Matt, the salad is a culinary main event and a dish that’s as diverse in its versatility as it is in flavour.In Mr Wilkinson’s Simply Dressed Salads Matt shares his favourite salad recipes – one for every week of the year, showcasing the very best seasonal ingredients, along with whimsical musings for quick salad ideas and tips for how to get the very best from in-season produce. Complete with salad dressing ‘family trees’ that show how to use leftover dressings, delicious cordial recipes that make use of the seasons’ glut, and filled with beautiful photography and illustrations throughout, Mr Wilkinson’s Simply Dressed Salads shows us that salad is so much more than the sum of its parts.Originally hailing from Yorkshire in England, chef and author Matt Wilkinson lives in Melbourne with his family. He part-owns and runs the acclaimed café and restaurant Pope Joan, alongside his produce store Hams and Bacon. Matt is the author of Mr Wilkinson’s Favourite Vegetables. Mr Wilkinson’s Simply Dressed Salads is his second cookbook....
|Title||:||mr wilkinson s simply dressed salads a cookbook to celebrate the seasons|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
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mr wilkinson s simply dressed salads a cookbook to celebrate the seasons Reviews
This cookbook and the recipes within it are things of beauty. That said, the only recipe I will ever make is the simple lemon dressings, because although the recipes look divine, they involve many ingredients, many separate pots and many steps.A lovely book to read (and I will definitely be making the trip to Mr Wilkinson's restaurant on the north side of the river) but, like Ottelenghi, this book is only for those who have a lot of time to cook and pantries which stock many and varied ingredients from all around the world.
This book is 60% wank, 40% food. The "simply" in the title is misleading -- a lot of these salads are some of the most complex I've ever seen (granted I don't read a lot of recipe books). So I didn't replicate these recipes exactly as they are depicted, but I followed Mr. Wilkinson's instructions for cooking potatoes involved in two recipes. The first had me roast whole sweet potatoes (stabbed) in a 210°C oven for 50 minutes. They were so raw they were inedible. The second recipe began "Place the potato in a pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until tender when poked with a sharp knife." I had a few potatoes in the pot and cooked for longer than suggested -- one was completely raw, while the others were JUST edible.I'm new to cooking, and have since been instructed by my cooking-savvy partner to not cook potatoes whole (no matter the method), but to cut them up first. Why didn't Mr. Wilkinson tell me to do that? If you have "simple" in the title of your cookbook you better expect non-cooks to follow your bloody instructions to the letter -- and be extremely disappointed with the result!Other than Mr. Wilkinson's poor potato instructions, if you ignore the fancy (and unnecessary) accessories to his salads (and the wanky essays on seasons), the book does provide inspiration if you need a new touch to your salads. He has helped me, so I cannot completely dismiss this book. The second potato salad has become my favourite salad -- "Fossie's charred corn and potato salad" -- I didn't use jalapeno chillies, coriander, or juice of lime (and used plain chilli powder instead of chipotle chilli), and added bacon, and dressed it with a bottled lemon myrtle dressing. The mayo, lemon dressing and bacon made it POP!If you're in a salad slump, borrow this from the library like I did and get creative -- but don't take his suggestions too seriously! Use shortcuts and bottled dressings so you don't spend hours on a fancy yet sub-par salad. Good luck!