Photograph by Keirnan Monaghan Food Styling by Maggie Ruggiero Prop Styling by Theo Vamvounakis


Iceberg wedge with Blue Cheese and Bresaola

Starters from Issue 8 – Winter 2016 – Origin

In structural geology, anticlines and synclines are languidly arched layers of rocks. You’ll find breathtaking examples of both in Calico, a ghost town nestled in California’s Mojave Desert. Our wedge of iceberg mirrors their slender folding layers; paired with a slab of veined blue cheese and Bresaola it is just as much a sight to behold.

serves 4

  • 2 ½ Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, quartered
  • 4 slices Bresaola or other cured meat
  • 4 thin slices blue cheese

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    Whisk together vinegar, Worcestershire, and pepper, then whisk in olive oil. Arrange wedges of lettuce with Bresaola and cheese, and drizzle with dressing.