For many, white cabbage is just a memory. The over cooked, strong smelling kind that added to ill tasting school meals...
(I myself didn't have this experience. I always rave on to this day about my school meals as they were so darn spectacular).
But for those of you who didn't share this pleasant experience, I think I need to introduce you to cabbage in a new kind of way.
I have just been to 'The Cult of Beauty' exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Fantastic, and in their words 'an extraordinary artistic movement which sought to escape the ugliness and materialism of the Victorian era by creating a new kind of art and beauty.' I have two new loves. Albert Moore. Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
|Albert Moore 'Midsummer'|
|Dante Gabriel Rossetti 'Lady Lilith'|
So a new kind of art and beauty?
Can this be applied to cabbage phobias?
I think so
Welcome and hello Nigella Lawson's Vietnamese chicken salad. It seems complicated. It's not. You're still frightened of cabbage? You won't be afterwards.
Then into a large bowl, put the shredded cabbage. Shredded carrot. Shredded cooked chicken breast (I just cooked with a bit of oil/salt/pepper in oven beforehand or during preparation). Chopped mint.
Finally, add the dressing and mix/toss well.
Nigella's looks all finely chopped, but mine is a little more haphazardly cut. This is seriously the BEST salad i have ever tasted. Slightly addictive.
This is NOT, by any means, a generic salad!