Saladish

A Crunchier, Grainier, Herbier, Heartier, Tastier Way with Vegetables

By Ilene Rosen

With Donna Gelb

“Elevates salads from the quotidian to the thrilling.”
The New York Times


A “saladish” recipe is like a salad, and yet so much more. It starts with an unexpectedly wide range of ingredients, such as Japanese eggplants, broccoli rabe, shirataki noodles, Bosc pears, and chrysanthemum leaves. It emphasizes contrasting textures—toothsome, fluffy, crunchy, crispy, hefty. And marries contrasting flavors—rich, sharp, sweet, and salty. Toss all together and voilà: an irresistible symphony that’s at once healthy and utterly delicious.

Cooking the saladish way has been Ilene Rosen’s genius since she unveiled the first kale salad at New York’s City Bakery almost two decades ago, and now she shares 100 fresh and creative recipes, organized seasonally, from the intoxicatingly aromatic (Toasty Broccoli with Curry Leaves and Coconut) to the colorfully hearty (Red Potatoes with Chorizo and Roasted Grapes). Each chapter includes a fun party menu, a timeline of preparation, and an illustrated tablescape to turn a saladish meal into an impressive dinner party spread.

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“Elevates salads from the quotidian to the thrilling.”
The New York Times

“More than 80 tasty recipes that riff on the traditional salad and star noodles, grains, greens, and a rainbow of veggies. . . . Gorgeous photos and technique illustrations make for a beautiful and useful book.”
—Good Housekeeping
 
“Ilene Rosen may not have invented the salad, but there’s no question that she transformed it. . . . . Saladish is a compendium of recipes divided by season and punctuated by useful tips and techniques, treatises on texture and assembly, and pantry and equipment guides. While this might sound like every other vegetable-centric tome out there, Rosen distinguishes hers with images and recipes that reflect her unique eye and palate.”
—New York
 
“Even the most lettuce-averse can find comfort amid these 75 dishes which incorporate grains, nuts, cheeses, and proteins.”
—Modern Farmer
 
“Rosen’s imaginative ode to all salads great and small is proof positive that a salad cookbook can take you places you’ve never been before, make your taste buds sing and set a new standard for creative combinations. This fabulous book will rev up your repertoire. . . .”
—BookPage, Top Pick in Cookbooks

Saladish is the product of a chef who is deeply in love with local vegetables and has nurtured a career in creating irresistible ways to serve and eat them. This collection of healthy, colorful recipes offers true inspiration for anyone who enjoys eating vibrant food.”
—Michael Anthony, executive chef of Gramercy Tavern
 
“As an Israeli who grew up primarily eating vegetables, I love Ilene’s approach here. This is the way we should all be eating!”
—Einat Admony, chef/owner of Balaboosta, Bar Bolonat, and Taïm and author of Balaboosta
 
“Ilene Rosen has knocked it out of the park. The recipes are very user friendly and easy to follow, and she teaches us how to use unfamiliar ingredients like tofu skin and shiso.”
—Floyd Cardoz, chef and author of Floyd Cardoz: Flavorwalla
 
“An inspiring, wickedly creative, and practical guidebook to making vegetables, grains, and seeds the stars of your table.”
—Anne Saxelby, founder of Saxelby Cheesemongers
 
“This book provides what I always find to be most meaningful in any great cookbook: an approach that teaches experimentation and variation; a guide to pantry staples like vinaigrettes, sauces, and condiments; and a fresh perspective that puts all these things together in a new way. The most satisfying things to eatanything and everythingcan and probably should be saladish.”
—Caroline Fidanza, chef and author of Saltie: A Cookbook
 
“We could eat Ilene Rosen’s mouthwatering and inventive food every day. With this book, we have the chance to do that.”
—Marc Meyer and Victoria Freeman, partners in Cookshop, Vic’s, Rosie’s, and Shuka
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Number of pages
208
Publication date
March 20, 2018
ISBN
9781579656959