14 Salade Niçoise

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The Chefs' Knowledge: The modern culinary repertoire

By Chandos Elletson

Published 2022

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In old culinary lexicons, the Niçoise, as it has become known, would have been described as a composite salad. In other words its a salad that is simply put together out of multiple ingredients. There is no skill involved on one level. And yet...

The lesson here is the collection and expression of quality ingredients. This is a painful lesson to learn and anyone who has tried to “chef it up” with a “sexy Niçoise” usually fails. Eton Mess is the dessert equivalent. That should be a s