A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Salads: Let Us Bury the Myth,” 22 July 1988 »
The time has come to give that perennial stepchild of every meal, the Green Salas, a long hard look and some serious re-thinking. Salad should serve as a stimulant to appetite and a refresher in the Meal; when it becomes a mere decorative accessory in a class with parsley garnish, it is time to reconsider its positive contribution to the pleasures of the table. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with plain local lettuce tossed around with ordinary oil and vinegar and finished off with a sprinkle of salt and a grind of pepper. A plain lettuce salad is not merely not bad – it is definitely very good.