Weekends in a French Kitchen (click to read about the project: here) is launching this week. And if you're game, I'm including affiliate links to the cookbooks at the bottom of the post. Yesterday I posted from Daniel Boulud and Dorie Greenspan's cookbook. Today marks my first post from Mimi Thorisson's A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse.
Special thanks to the project organizers: Alice of A Mama, Baby and Sharpei in the Kitchen, Christy of Confessions of a Culinary Diva, Tammy of Telling Stories from Chez Nous, and Emily of Blue Bungalow. What a fun, fun project they have designed. Join us.
This week's selection from Mimi Thorisson's A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse is Tomato Salad with Parsley & Shallots. You'll find this recipe on page 89 of the A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse...we will not be posting the actual recipes on our blogs. Here are the Tips and Tricks for this recipe from the team leaders.
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I've always assumed French recipes were unnecessarily complicated and time-consuming. This was as simple as any Italian caprese that I whip up throughout the summer when tomatoes are sun-kissed and herbs are abundant. I will certainly be making this again soon. I think next time, though, I'll use fewer shallots. My family isn't a huge fan of raw onions or shallots. Otherwise, this is a winning recipe.