Summer Potato & Vegetable Salad
The wonderful thing about this potato salad is its versatility. You can serve it as a side dish for a summer picnic or barbecue or turn it into a simple lunch or dinner by embellishing it with grilled steak sausages or even burger patties. In a pinch, it's also delicious with chunks of leftover chicken, or sliced leftover steak. It's also versatile because you can take advantage of many varieties of freshly picked summer vegetables, heirloom tomatoes and various varieties of potatoes that you can find at your nearby Farmers Market.
Serves 4 to 6
Be sure to buy firm free stone, not cling (you'll never be able to remove the pit) but ripe peaches for this simple but delicious dessert. The fruit will soften and sweeten as it grills.
Info on Culinary Kids:
About: Culinary Kids is a culinary camp that gives youth ages 8 - 13 the opportunity to work, hands-on with real chefs from restaurants such as Café Venezia, Chez Panisse, The Boulevard, and Cafe Gratitude. Based in the Bay Area, we take full advantage of the gastronomic diversity and local quality of restaurants found right at our fingertips. Each session is comprised of 12 classes held at the restaurants themselves or our cooking facilities. For two weeks, Monday through Saturday, chefs cook alongside a group of 10 to 15 campers. Each class builds the campers' culinary confidence by teaching them a diverse range of both ethnic and local cuisines. Our goal is to teach youth from all backgrounds the techniques of balanced cooking with sustainable foods. Here, at Culinary Kids, we have no secret recipe: Just hands-on cooking with hands-on chef. It's that simple.
About the Farmers Market:
Wonderful farmers and prepared food vendors plus the Berkeley Farmers' Market's annual peach tasting which includes a comprehensive sampling of other stone fruits that are in season: nectarines, plums, pluots, and apricots. Cost is free, as always.
When/Where: Saturday, July 26
10am to 3pm (tasting/market hours)
Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market
(please note site different from Tuesday)
Center St. @ MLK, Jr. Way
Accessibility: Convenient public transportation-1 block from "Berkeley" BART station, garage parking on Center St. half a block away, wheelchair access.
Phone: (510) 548-3333