Homework: Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook

I was up and down with reading the new book about Chez Panisse, but the message rings true. Get good ingredients and don’t screw them up. A good reminder that all the heavy sauces in France can’t save the mutton. The few right ingredients, prepared properly, are a wonderful thing.

Today we have Halibut with a beet and avocado citrus salad (page 10 of the book). The avocado, cooked beets and dressing all have to be right, and if they are, the thing rings true.