I’d like us to have a frank conversation about salads, particularly as part of your brunch buffet. Salads always seems like a good idea when planning your brunch. All that heavy, egg-, carb- and meat-forward, nap-inducing fare seems to cry out for something lighter and punchier to fill out the plate.
I love brunch at home. My home, your home, any gathering that begins late morning and includes an array of savory and sweet delectables and an excuse for day drinking is okay in my book. The restaurants that do it well are packed to the rafters, the servers are slammed, and the goal is to get you in and out and get the tables turned. For me, brunch isn’t about a meal, but an experience. Slow relaxed grazing, visiting and laughing, a calm comforting hang with family or good friends, the kind of meal that can last for hours. You can’t do that out, you have to do that at home.