Thomasina Miers Californian apricot salad recipe | The Simple Fix

A dish that reflects a land of sunshine: apricot, buffalo cheese, kale and crunchy seeds, all doused in a tangy dressing Californian food is sunshine food: fresh, crisp and golden. Like Mexico, the state grows bountiful fruit and vegetables, and it is this fresh produce that seems to define its cuisine. Vegan food is all the rage on the West Coast, and you could adapt this salad by swapping the burrata for an equally creamy and delicious avocado. Serve as …

How to cook the perfect soupe au pistou | Felicity Cloake

A festival of summer veg in a bowl, made irresistible with a garlicky dollop of herby pistou on top I didnt get to eat any soupe au pistou while cycling from Marseille to Nice last spring, while researching the American gourmand Waverley Root observed, its one of the finest soups known to man. Much like the more familiar pesto, but with its very own complement of controversies to navigate. In her forthcoming book Jacques Mdecin, the colourful (to put it …