Now it just so happens that I like my carrots in sticks to pick up dip – or hummus if I want to appear virtuous or in soups or in cakes but almost never boiled and served as a side and never never frozen and unless maybe they’re for a cake….carrot cake with cream cheese frosting…mmmmm…..and there’s a carrot upside down cake I’d like to try, perhaps in a savory version…..
And salads – I really like a carrot salad, because they can usually be made ahead and travel well and still taste good, if not better.
And because of my recent moves and the power of the Internet it seems as if several of my go-to carrot salads of the past 20 years are more or less versions of the same carrot salad.
Which just proves that good is good.
It was a page from Vegetarian Times from February of 2004 that led me to the website that helped put 2 +2+ 2 more carrots altogether….
SOOO – Paula Wolfert in C0uscous and Other Good Foods from Morocco (published back in 1973) had a several carrot salads : a spiced, a sweet and a grated.
and then the story in Vegetarian Times in 2004 in which Crescent Dragonwagon mentions that the Moroccan Carrot Salad in The Passionate Vegetarian is a version from the Paula Wolfert… and here I’ve been toggling between each of them, Lo these many years….here’s link to the CD (CD for Crescent Dragonwood) version of
And thus we celebrate yet another International Carrot Day…