Salad can be so much more than an afterthought. The dish which can incorporate all your favourite tastes and ingredients can work as a versatile side dish or a meal in itself. Given the ever expanding menu of ingredients that can be brought into the equation from ethically sourced and organically produced farms and gardens, salad making takes on an ever growing circle of trends and influences. Indeed, the idea of salad now takes on a far greater range of ideas than simply a bit of lettuce or cucumber in a sandwich. Salad can now bring an artful, dynamic flair to the table.
In order to best experience the art of salad making there are a number of designer tools available to help out with the preparation, serving and, most importantly of all, the eating. Here at Dotmaison, we always have time for an extra serving of salad. Here are a few pointers to getting the most out of your own salad dishes…
The above Serve Low Bowl by LSA is a bowl ideal for everyday use. By showing off a unique and inviting design it creates a smart and stylish look for salads on the dining table. Presented in gift boxed packaging, the handmade glass bowl is perfect for using as a place to show off the most creative ideas for salads, fruit or desserts.
Another bowl great for presenting new ideas in salad is the 70’s Flower Salad Bowl. Designed by Orla Kiely, the bowl incorporates all the ideas of retro charm that the company always brings to the table. Produced in tough melamine, the salad bowl is great for both indoors and outdoors, with picnics and camping trips benefiting from the bowl’s resilience and easy to wash material. Try teaming it up with the other 70’s inspired items in the Orla Kiely flower power range for a real summery outlook!
Salad on the go is the idea behind this striking salad pot by Sagaform. Including a fork and a separate pot for dressing, the sharply designed pot is great for mobile eating and snacking. Easy to carry around when a nutritious and healthy food break is in need! A good capacity of 800ml means you can pack in all of your favourite tastes and ingredients.
For a more formal salad affair, the key to the experience is in the serving. The Salad Server Set from Laguiole is a remarkably fine looking collection of two utensils that will elegantly serve and salad from bowl to plate in the most refined of manners. The stainless steel servers could well be the final piece in your salad!
Robert Monk May 26th, 2017