SalmagundiA Celebration of Salads from Around the World



This comprehensive new book from acclaimed author, Sally Butcher, looks at salad bowls across the world in 150 recipes.

Salmagundi is a 17th century English expression denoting a salad dish comprising, well… everything. The nearest modern equivalent is Fiambre, a Guatemalan salad containing in excess of twenty ingredients. This comprehensive new book from acclaimed author, Sally Butcher, looks at salad bowls across the world in 150 recipes. The recipes feature a number of archaic, traditional and staple dishes—and a whole lot of funky new stuff as well.

 

Divided into fourteen chapters (Herbs and Leaves; Vegetables; Beans; Roots; Grains and Pasta, Rice, Cheese, Fish, Meat, Dips, Fruity Salads, Salads for Pudding, The Dressing Room, The Prop Cupboard), no stone is left unturned in pursuit of the ultimate salad recipe. Recipes are flagged where relevant with tags such as “super-healthy” or “skinny-minny” or “main course” to make it more user-friendly. Heavily punctuated with Sally’s trademark mixture of folklore and anecdotes, this is an essential update for the foodie bookshelf.

Sally Butcher is the fiery-haired proprietress of the notable Persian food store Persepolis in London, which she runs with her Persian husband, Jamshid. She is also a prolific author and blogger, who has amassed a devoted online following for her food blog. The foodie delights of the Middle East are her specialty, but she has been known to venture far and wide for inspiration. Her first book, Persia in Peckham, was selected Cookery Book of the Year by the Times of London and was short-listed for the 2008 André Simon Award. Her following tomes, The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian, and New Middle Eastern Street Food, also published by Interlink, have also received critical acclaim.

“Sally Butcher has yet again produced an excellent and fascinating group of recipes with infectious humor and charm.”
—Sam Clark, Moro