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Salad for President A Cookbook Inspired by Artists

Salad for President

A Cookbook Inspired by Artists

  • ISBN: 9781419724114
  • Publication Date: May 16, 2017


Price: $40.00

In this beautifully designed, full-color cookbook, Julia Sherman—the creator of the immensely popular Salad for President blog—presents a visually rich collection of more than 75 salad recipes, with contributions and interviews by artists/creative professionals like William Wegman, Tauba Auerbach, Laurie Anderson, and Alice Waters.

“Part relational art, part self-discovery, Salad for President turns our notion of ‘salad’ on its head in a funny, beautiful, and most personal way.” ―Bon Appétit

Julia Sherman loves salad. In the book named for her popular blog, she encourages her readers to consider salad an everyday indulgence that can include cocktails, soups, family-style brunch dishes, and dinner-party entrées. Every part of the meal is reimagined with a fresh, vegetable-obsessed perspective. This compendium of savory recipes will tempt readers in search of diverse offerings from light to hearty organized by season. Recipes include:

  • Collard Chiffonade Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing and Crouton Crumble
  • Heirloom Tomatoes with Crunchy Polenta Croutons
  • Flank Steak and Bean Sprouts with Miso-Kimchi Dressing
  • Grilled Hearts of Palm with Mint and Triple Citrus
  • Golden Crispy Lotus Root with Asian Pear and Yuzu Dressing
  • Shaved Cauliflower and Candy Cane Beet Salad with Seared Arctic Char
  • Curly Carrots with Candied Cumin
  • And many more!

The recipes, while not exclusively vegetarian, are vegetable-forward and focused on high-quality seasonal produce. Sherman also includes insider tips on pantry staples and growing your own salad garden of herbs and greens. Salad—with its infinite possibilities—is a game of endless combinations, not stifling rules.

And with that in mind, Salad for President offers a window into how artists approach preparing their favorite dishes. She visits sculptors, painters, photographers, and musicians in their homes and gardens, interviewing and photographing them as they cook.

Utterly unique in its look into the worlds of food, art, and everyday practices, Salad for President is at once a practical resource for healthy, satisfying recipes and an inspiring look at creativity.


"Part relational art, part self-discovery, Salad for President turns our notion of "salad" on its head in a funny, beautiful, and most personal way."
Bon Appétit, Alex Grossman

Salad For President makes even the most unrepentant meat eater consider their leafy greens; it was a decidedly bitter, yet delicious, pill to swallow.”
Munchies, John Martin

"A salad is a composition. I am perfectly happy to see cars or clouds or salads as artworks . . .  You can use anything to call attention to the structure and meaning and beauty of things. It’s what you do with them and how you contextualize them that matters."
Laurie Anderson

"Julia Sherman is one of those 'natural' artists in the sense that she cannot help but bring the same careful attention, beauty, and enthusiasm to virtually everything she touches. This cookbook is no exception. Buy it! Eat salad! I promise you won't regret it."
curator of the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Mia Locks

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