The creator of the immensely popular Salad for President blog presents a visually rich collection of more than 75 salad recipes, with contributions and interviews by artists/creative professionals like William Wegman, Tauba Auerbach, Laurie Anderson, and Alice Waters.
Julia Sherman loves salad. In the book named after her popular blog, Sherman encourages her readers to consider salad an everyday indulgence that can include cocktails, soups, family style brunch dishes, and dinner-party entrées. Every part of the meal is reimagined with a fresh, vegetable obsessed perspective. This compendium of savory recipes will tempt readers in search of diverse offerings from light to hearty: Collard Chiffonade Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing and Crouton Crumble, Heirloom Tomatoes with Crunchy Polenta Croutons, or Flank Steak and Bean Sprouts with Miso-Kimchi Dressing. On the lighter end there are Grilled Hearts of Palm with Mint and Triple Citrus, Persimmon Caprese, and fresh Blood Marys. The recipes, while not exclusively vegetarian, are vegetable-forward and focused on high-quality seasonal produce. Sherman also includes insider tips on pantry staples and growing your own salad garden of herbs and greens.
Julia Sherman is an artist, photographer, and the creator of Salad for President, a project that draws a meaningful connection between food, art, and everyday obsessions. Sherman uses a shared meal as the catalyst for expansive conversations with some of the most compelling creative professionals working in art, design, fashion, music, and food. Saladforpresident.com, a resource for salad recipes, photography, and interviews, has been featured in Food & Wine, the New York Times, Lucky Peach, Monocle, Cherry Bombe, New York Magazine, and more.
Alongside her culinary work, Sherman is an exhibiting mixed-media artist. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Columbia University. Her work has been featured in Cabinet Magazine, Art in America, Frieze, and Triple Canopy, and her artwork has been shown at such institutions as The Museum of Modern Art, Sculpture Center in Long Island City, and the Jewish Museum in New York City.
“The words salad for cookbook might fill you with dread, but this one is unique. A creative project with beautiful illustrations, recipes are interspersed with interviews with artists and activists. A great coffee table book as well as a cookbook.” BBC Good Food Magazine
“Sherman’s recipes are the result of collaborations with artists, musicians, writers or someone in the creative field, using salad in a broad sense of the term. Quirky chapter titles include Salad in Sweatpants: Casual Meals for People Who Already Love You, and Salad on the Rocks: Cocktails, Soups, Desserts and Other Abuses of the Format. Salad for President is a visionary, inspirational and, most of all, a fun book.” Sunday Times Ireland
“Based on the popular blog by the same name, this aesthetically pleasing collection of over 75 recipes, interviews and contributions from artists and other creative professionals will revolutionise your approach to salad making, inspiring you to consider salads from a fresh angle.” Easy Food