Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master a cooking technique. Culinary greatness, here you come.
Today: Give salad the attention it deserves.
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All too often, salad is merely an afterthought. You painstakingly plan out an elaborate meal, and then (at the last minute) throw some lettuce in a bowl for good measure. But, if done right, salad can be the star of dinner (or breakfast -- just put an egg on it). We're here to help you usher this humble side dish into the spotlight. Just make sure to read these links first.
First, a lettuce glossary to help you select the best greens for the job. (Martha Stewart.)
Next, you’ll want to wash the lettuce -- don’t go out and buy a salad spinner! Use this trick instead. (Food52.)
If you want your salad to look as good as it tastes, follow these tips for making stunning salads. (PopSugar.)