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Poor iceberg lettuce – it is the laughing stock of the lettuce family. The red-headed stepchild, the black sheep, the embarrassment. Once the mainstay of weeknight dinner salads across the nation, iceberg lettuce has fallen so out of favor that it is now an overpriced novelty at a health food store. Did you know that […]

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This may be the perfect summer salad. It is a refreshing departure from your standard lettuce-based get-up. (Also great, but sometimes a departure is needed!) There are only four ingredients: salty, intense feta and prosciutto; soft, faintly sweet, crunchy fennel; and bright, summery, crisp-sweet watermelon. That, with some lemon juice, cracked pepper, and salt is […]

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Watermelon is one of those fruits whose flavor is pretty much perfect as is, which makes sorbet the perfect vehicle, allowing the fruit to take front and center. It’s kind of like a frozen agua fresca. Enjoy it as a palate cleanser between courses, or as a light dessert when it is still 80 degrees […]

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