Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings

60 Sensational Recipes to Liven Up Greens, Grains, Slaws, and Every Kind of Salad

By Michele Anna Jordan

An award-winning cookbook author and radio personality serves up the definitive book on dressings

Michele Anna Jordan, who according to Mollie Katzen is “the quintessential expert on California cuisine,” has been perfecting her dressing-making craft over several decades as a chef, food columnist, and cookbook author. About half of the dressings in her new book are riffs on the classic vinegar-and-olive-oil vinaigrette. The remaining recipes include milk- and cream-based dressings. While the emphasis is on dressings for green salads, there are ample ideas for other uses, such as for potato salads, fruit salads, and salads that include meats or fish. There’s also a bonus chapter with thirteen basic “foundation” salads.


“The late, great Marion Cunningham used to say that if you teach someone to make a good vinaigrette you give them a world of good food.  Who better to do just that than the poetical and gifted Michele Anna Jordan with her delightful new book. It’s a must for any kitchen.”
—Clark Wolf

Book Details


Published: April 2013
Pages: 144
Trim Size: 7x9 in.
Interior Design:
4 Color with Photographs

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