The very best Spanish sherry vinegar is the only product that will add the necessary zing to this white gazpacho. It is worth stripping the peel from the grapes for this lovely dish.
I sometimes include finely chopped candied angelica or glacé fruit in the topping.
This tart is based on a recipe in The Art of Cookery, written by an English cook, Hannah Glasse, in the eighteenth century.
As the asparagus is not cooked for very long, each spear must be trimmed thoroughly of its woody end – there should be no trace of stringiness, and the total weight of the tender spears should not exceed 200 g.
This salad looks like a Bonnard painting – all hot pink and sharp green and sunny yellow – and tastes great! Variations are endless: pine nuts, grapefruit, crumbled fetta, potato crisps, to name a few. Proportions are never fixed in a salad like this. It is more important to relax and enjoy its assembly.