Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Kitchen Collection [44]

Life is just a bowl of... salad! These glass saladiers are everywhere in France. From Parisian cafés to country households, you will often see salad served in these bowls which are shaped to resemble a lettuce leaf.

They're inexpensive and available at just about any super or hyper market. They come in all sizes, including an individual serving size. We just have this one medium sized one, and we don't really use it that often since we have other, bigger bowls for tossing salad.

Remember that in France, une salade usually refers to just a green lettuce salad dressed with a mustardy vinaigrette. It's often called une salade verte (a green salad) if there are other salad offerings on the menu. If you're having something other than that, it'll likely be called une salade composée, like une salade Niçoise, or a salad of one vegetable, like une salade de tomates.

3 comments:

  1. Quite a remarkable photo! I wouldn't have guessed what it was!

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  2. I think it's a little like yesterday's grape leaf, except manmade! Very cool.

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  3. I though just a picture of the salad bowl was a little boring...

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