radicchio, pear and walnut salad

boring and derivative are such ugly words. classic is perhaps a more gentle term of opprobrium. by way of introduction i should probably make clear that this will be one of the last dinner proper posts. i have, after much consideration but mainly eating, come to the world shattering realisation that pastry is the only natural and logical consequence of my existence. yes, in spite of a request (on the heels of a tart boom) for more catholicity (or perhaps perversely because of), this blog is now solely and wholly dedicated to pastries, fancies, subtleties, cakes and all things which rest on the fundamental, inalienable law of butter and sugar. so what better way to bid farewell to bid farewell to dinner proper than with a salad as lovely, as autumnal, and as classic as this. enjoy.


2 radicchio

2 pear – peeled, quartered and very finely sliced

2 apples – peeled, quartered and very finely sliced

150g parmesan shavings

100g walnuts lightly toasted.

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper

first toast your walnuts – just lightly. then cut up your apples and pears and lay them out on your new, beautiful, photogenic chopping board for photographing if you want to fetishise food in such a way. i would never.

cut up your radicchio – roughly, however you see fit. combine all ingredients together into a bowl. pour over the olive oil, balsamic and season with salt and pepper.

simple. and so so very beautiful. even from up above.


8 Responses to “radicchio, pear and walnut salad”

  1. 1 jo May 12, 2010 at 12:23 am

    it is with a heavy heart i bid adieu to dinner proper. and yet, what better way to say vale?

    i apologize for my absentia, due to a failed hard drive on the part of a swamped with study undergrad, my computer was enlisted to the cause of finishing a degree.
    but it’s back now to its rightful owner and its rightful purpose i.e. wasting endless amounts of time on cooking and gossip websites.

    snow, what is raddichio?

  2. 2 pose May 12, 2010 at 9:17 am

    but whats are we going to eat for dinner?? meeelouuu is only inspired by asparagus frittatas made by a very elite and select few. alas we shall return to wander the archives. on the other (more positive) hand sweets make pretty phots and happy winters.

    • 3 schlepseleh May 12, 2010 at 4:52 pm

      ok. theres no way spoon is feeding you frittata for the rest of your days. i shant have that. new rules. dinner proper if i stumble upon something spectacular. but if last night is anything to go by and vegemite toast is the new winter dinner, i will stick to pastries.

  3. 4 matthieu May 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    have no fear, dinner proper is not abandoned.
    as winnie said, we shall fight them on the benches, in the cookers, through the shelves. and we shall never surrender.

    • 5 matthieu May 12, 2010 at 4:55 pm

      and apologies for the crap photos, me phone was set to mms scale…

    • 6 stipple effect May 12, 2010 at 5:07 pm

      here here

      • 7 schlepseleh May 12, 2010 at 9:49 pm

        are you seconding the apologies of matthieu’s apologies? better, or at least chronological placement of comments please stipple. ps. why cannot he speak for himself? and more importantly, the audacity to suggest i was following his advice. i dont follow any advice. i follow only the path of dreams

  4. 8 FW May 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    contented that a lass is following wise advice. good gal x

    per fw (as told to stipple)

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