Salads are fresh, healthy and delicious - and infinitely adaptable. Katie and Giancarlo show how salads are perfect for any time of day and occasion - Watermelon, Feta and Mint for a refreshing breakfast, meat, fish and vegetable-based mains for a complete meal plus recipes for starters and side salads where salad plays a supporting role. They even cover sweet salads such as Roast Black Fruit Salad or Raspberries and Redcurrants with Whipped Ricotta for a healthier alternative to an indulgent dessert. Featuring recipes from around the world you can enjoy Vietnamese Roasted Duck with Five-Spice Fruit Salad or a spicy Mexican Beef Salad, sample Mediterranean flavours with Courgette and Courgette Flower Carpaccio and Greek Lemon Chicken or savour Middle Eastern classics such as Fattoush and Tabbouleh. With a selection of essential dressings to compliment any salad this mouthwatering collection of inspirational recipes will ensure you'll never be stuck with a limp leaf of iceberg lettuce again.
Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi own London's Caldesi Restaurant and Caffe Caldesi as well as Caldesi in Campagna in Bray. They co-authored The Gentle Art of Preserving and Return to Tuscany, the cookbook that accompanied a BBC2 TV series. They have also both appeared on Saturday Kitchen. Katie is the principal of their cookery school and author of The Italian Cookery Course.