La Grande Bouffe Presents…….Escalivada

La Grande Bouffe Presents…….Escalivada

ESCALIVADA
This salad is a work of art and like all great art, he said pompously, it utterly transcends its
form.
It is also simplicity itself. It is an ancient Catalan recipe and very versatile. I prepare it
here as an accompaniment to the beef but it can also be served on its own as a salad course,
it is sublime on toast with Escala anchovies as a canapé or starter and I have even heard of
it served with foie gras which I think sounds frankly bizarre.
There are additions people make to it, garlic, tomato, courgette etc all of which is nice but
entirely unnecessary. It does in fact distract one from what is a perfect dish. It needs no
adornment nor chefs attempts to raise it. Follow the recipe.
It is said that the Catalan flag, La Senyera came in to being