Published June 11, 2012
appetizers , dinner , endive , entree , gluten free , lunch , salad , salads
Tags: anti-cancer, Asian, cashew, grill, grilling, healthy, La Fuji Mama, light, nutritious, Rachael Hutchings, Salad, summer, vinaigrette
Endive Cashew Slaw + A Giveaway, from Rachael of La Fuji Mama
We can’t believe that our OnDiva campaign, started back in December 2011, is drawing to a close. We have been honored to partner with five spectacular food bloggers–Carolyn, Dara, Paula, Rachael and Winnie–to help spread the word about endive and all its versatile deliciousness. These talented culinary stars have tempted us with everything from California Endive and Homemade Boursin and Smoked Salmon to French Onion and Endive Soup with Pancetta to Kid-Friendly Ham and Cheese Endive Nachos. Of course there was a helpful tutorial on How to Grill Endive tying in beautifully to the Grilled Endive Caprese Salad.
Today, Rachael from La Fuji Mama, launches us tastefully into summer with her Asian-inspired Endive Cashew Slaw. What’s more, she’s giving away a shipment of freshly packed California Endive so that you can try any one of these amazing recipes yourself. Read the full post and recipe here and enter to win!
Stay tuned for our recipe round-up featuring links to all of the OnDiva inspiration from the last six months!
Al Fresco dining at SFPFS BBQ
Each summer the San Francisco Professional Food Society, of which I’ve been a member for over 20 years, puts on a fabulous BBQ at an interesting venue in the Bay Area. This year it was at the beautiful St. Supéry winery
in Napa Valley.
Atkinson House at St. Supéry Winery
One hundred and sixty members and guests enjoyed a sun-filled day complete with a bounty of delicious food and wine from artisan California producers. There were bocce ball games under the trees; a grilling competition; a book signing by Society members: a silent auction to benefit local and international charities; and soothing sounds from a steel drummer.
Best of all was catching up with old friends and making new ones. It’s always nice to connect with people who you haven’t seen in awhile. Having been a very active member for a long time has brought me many friendships that I cherish.
But, I had to move 3,000 miles to find this outstanding culinary group with over 300 members. While working in wine and food marketing in New York, I longed for a professional association like the SFPFS
. Unfortunately, the only group that fit the bill was the Women’s Culinary Alliance. Problem was, I couldn’t pass the physical! 🙂
California Endive hot off the grill
And how does endive fit into all this? Well, we have been an avid supporter of the food society for many years. This year we supplied boxes of California endive for the grilling competition and a year’s supply of endive as a silent auction item, won by Deborah Olson of Olson’s Cherries.
When the silent auction winners were announced, the presenter pronounced endive as “en-dive,” and the crowd shouted back “on-deev.” Thanks everyone for setting the record straight!