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A Serious Salad Search: Sylvia Plath's Lost Salad Dressing

Intrigued by a passage from Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, in which the character Esther Greenwood describes a French dressing–grape jelly reduction she ate with avocadoes, I tried re-creating it. With little success. So instead, I decided to eat a tribute rather than a re-creation of Plath's beloved salad: sliced ruby red grapefruit and avocado, drizzled with the rich, sweet, but more acidic taste of balsamic vinegar. More

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