Simple watermelon salad with feta, arugula, and mint

Watermelon is one of summer’s most refreshing fruits. When paired with salty feta cheese, it becomes a gourmet centerpiece of a refined meal. Add mint and arugula, and you have yourself a simple but striking example of fusion. As a belated homage to the USA’s July 4th Independence Day, I bring you an all-American, “salad bowl”…

Redefining the salade chèvre chaud

I crave salads.  I adore cheese.  So for me, few salads – or entrees for that matter – can top the contrasting, yet complementary mix of flavors in a salade chevre chaud (hot goat cheese salad), ubiquitous in France and, actually, much of Europe.   The traditional French salad typically consists of large-leaf lettuce (like…