Quelle salade !

“Quelle salade” (kel salad) literally means “what a salad” but figuratively means “what a pack of lies!” But it’s no lie that Balthazar Restaurant makes a fine quality salade Niçoise (knee swaz). This salad is a summertime favorite in the South of France and is named after the city of Nice. The recipe varies from town to town, but typically includes tuna, anchovies, hard-boiled egg, steamed green beans, tomatoes, and tiny boiled potatoes all served on a bed of lettuce and topped with a vinaigrette dressing. It was popularized in the United States by Julia Child. You can find her recipe for this classic at http://www.ochef.com/r189.htm and, as Julia would say, “bon appétit.” Check out Balthazar at 80 Spring Street in New York’s Soho or at www.balthzarny.com

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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