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Press Release: Mixt Salads

March 5th, 2010

Publicity Contact: Kristin Casemore,, 510-559-1600 x3088

Mixt Salads

A Chef’s Bold Creations

Andrew Swallow with Ann Volkwein

Andrew Swallow is the founder and executive chef at the beloved boutique salad joints, Mixt Greens, with locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. Blending some of the most talked-about issues in contemporary food debates—seasonal/local, modest portions but big flavor, salad-as-meals eating—Swallow shares his creative, flavor-forward salads for the first time. Mixt Salads is a bold collection of more than 60 salad recipes featuring unusual and dynamic ingredient pairings that demonstrate just how incredible the overlooked salad can be.

Swallow’s training under Tom Colicchio at Gramercy Tavern and at Gary Danko, together with his penchant for cooking with fine products and the conscious use of seasonal ingredients, uniquely equip him to reinvent the salad category. Swallow starts from scratch and walks readers through salad-building essentials, from tools to pantry ingredients to dressing and plating tips, then presents seasonal information on everything from radicchio to watercress so they can create their own masterpiece.

We’re not talking about prewashed greens thrown into a bowl and loaded up with some overly sugared dressing. These are mixt salads: organic, hyper-fresh, deeply layered with flavors and textures, and totally, completely addictive. Some of Swallow’s playful yet elegant offerings:

Coriander-Crusted Ahi Tuna with Mango and Avocado
Grilled Hanger Steak with Buckwheat Noodles
Fruit Cup
Summer Melon with Fig and Prosciutto
Crab with Asparagus and Caviar
Tangerine and Golden Beet Salad

From healthy, super-food packed salads to indulgent affairs that feature premium ingredients like duck confit, crab, and lobster, these center-stage salads lay the groundwork for revolutionizing the way we think of greens.

About the Author

After working at Gramercy Tavern, ANDREW SWALLOW graduated from the CIA in Hyde Park, New York. While working as a manager of Gary Danko, he decided to create a new eco-gourmet fast-casual option: Mixt Greens. With locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C., Mixt is continuing to expand across the country, while preserving its gutsy approach to salads, maintaining ecologically sound business practices, and retaining its original mandate of environmental sustainability. Andrew lives in San Francisco.


Mixt Salads: A Chef’s Bold Creations

by Andrew Swallow with Ann Volkwein

$28 hardcover • 160 pages • four-color photographs • 8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 978-1-58008-057-6 • Publication Date: April 27, 2010


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