Food Therapy from La Tartine Gourmand


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As you may have figured out by now, every day in these Food Therapy posts we like to feature yummy creations by a local blogger. We make an effort not to repeat ourselves in selecting blogs to highlight – but, I’ll admit, it’s difficult.

The northeast, after all, is home to some of the biggest names in the insular world of food blogging – for example, Smitten Kitchen, Art & Lemons, and today’s featured blog, La Tartine Gourmand. So the temptation is always there to highlight these blogs, filled, as they are, with familiar excellence, fantastic photos and frequent updates. These are people who may blog professionally – something out of reach for most local foodies.

I offer this explanation as sort of an apology for featuring La Tartine Gourmand once again – however, after trying one of her recipes for a seasonal, texturally inspired salad, I couldn’t resist. Imagine: the cream of avocado playing off the peppery crunch of radishes. The crisp greens of spring in a mustardy vinaigrette. An apple to sweeten and an egg to make it a meal. The salad was filling enough for a light dinner, but light enough for the heat – I could probably eat it every single day this summer.

Still – if you’re a food blogger who wants to be featured here – I’m sure that even the inclusion of this lovely dish may seem like a slight, or a missed opportunity. So leave us a comment, or tweet our way on Twitter – what blogs do you want to see featured here?