Williams-Sonoma Salad of the Day Cookbook

Fresh, vibrant salads are the ultimate expression of the changing seasons. This calendar-style cookbook presents an enticing collection of 365 salad recipes, one for every day of the year. From January to December, you'll find a salad that will satisfy any craving and suit any menu, from light lunch or starter salads to protein-rich main-dish salads, to slaws and potato salads perfect for picnics and side dishes. Recipes by Georgeanne Brennan cover the full spectrum of salads, including green and vegetable salads, bean and grain salads, meat and poultry salads, seafood salads, egg salads, pasta and noodle salads, and fruit salads. Notes accompanying each recipe offer ideas for ingredient variations, garnishes and other helpful tips. Full-color photos enhance many of the recipes, and calendars at the beginning of each chapter provide an at-a-glance view of the best dishes and ingredients for that month, offering inspiration for shopping at farmer's markets. Hardcover, 303 pages.
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Review 1 for Williams-Sonoma Salad of the Day Cookbook
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Las Vegas, NV
May 29, 2014
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Would You Recommend? Yes
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Amazing- takes salad making to a new level
May 29, 2014
I cannot say enough great things about this cookbook. My first reaction was "Who needs a salad cookbook?" but then I looked through it-- it's far more diverse than what you might think. It has traditional green salads, pasta salads, sandwich spread salads-- all types. I recommend following the recipes EXACTLY. The little dash of this or that makes all the difference. My book group liked my salads so much that half the members have purchased this!
I do echo the other reviewer- some of the recipes are very involved and take a lot of time. It's definitely not a quickie dinner/lunch cookbook. It does take effort to make some of the dressings or cook some of the proteins. It's well worth it though.
Pros: Accuracy, Design, fantastic recipes, beautiful pictures
Cons: some of the recipes are challenging
Review 2 for Williams-Sonoma Salad of the Day Cookbook
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
June 24, 2013
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:3 - 6 months
Uses product:Once a week
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Fave Cook Book
June 24, 2013
I got this book in an attempt to eat healthier and so far have tried about 30-40 recipes. With the exception of 1, all of them have come out amazing. My husband would never eat salads but all the recipes we've made from this book he has absolutely loved. My favorite part is that each salad also comes with its own dressing - which is always very light, refreshing and flavorful. I really couldn't ask for more! After hosting a couple dinners, a several friends were so impressed that they invested in their own copy.
I have been considering joining a local farm collective but was always a bit apprehensive since you get what's in season and not necessarily what you're in the mood for. Since this book uses ingredients that are in season, I feel confident that this book will provide me with a variety of recipes to try new fruits/vegetables in a variety of different ways.
Pros: Easy to Use, Accuracy, Quality, clear instructions
Review 3 for Williams-Sonoma Salad of the Day Cookbook
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
July 16, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:Once a month
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Good salads, but take time
July 16, 2012
I got this book for 2 reason. 1) To compliment my Soup of the Day book (which I LOVE) and 2) to find more inspiration for healthy eating.
Well, on point 1, it doesn't disappoint. While I wouldn't match day for day. The seasonal category does give you good ideas for nice - say summer soup and salad pairings. On point 2 - while there are some salads that probably have a fairly high fat and calorie count, on the whole they are very healthy most often using light vinaigrettes than creamy dressing and also use lean meats.
So the main reason this gets a 4 instead of 5 is that some of the salads take longer to prepare than a normal meal. And mentally, I just can't get over spending that much time on something I can't store and eat later without the greens wilting.
Overall, this is a welcome addition to my kitchen as most of the salads are healthy and easy to prepare.
Pros: Versatile, easy to follow
Cons: time to make salads
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boston, MA
Posted September 19, 2012
Question about vegetarian options?
Are there enough meatless / eggless recipes? Or some easy substitutes suggested? I am inclined to get this as I want to make salads part of my food.
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