Part cookbook, part treatise on seasonal eating, Mixt Salads: A Chef's Bold Creations ($28) by Andrew Swallow and Ann Volkwein is an inspiring volume worth making room for on your bookshelf. Organized by season, with guidance toward seasonal, sustainable cooking smattered throughout, Mixt (which is based on the popular minichain Mixt Greens) is both beautifully photographed and informative. While many recipes tempt, we'd spring for "passion," a crab and citrus salad with a passion-fruit-based dressing; "captiva," butter lettuce with citrus, avocado, and pickled onion; and "tower," Swallow's yuzu-spiked take on tuna tartare.
Mixt Salads: A Chef's Bold Creations
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