June 20, 2017

Salad For President

Artist, author, and salad devotee Julia Sherman heads to TenOverSix

New York artist Julia Sherman started her blog Salad For President in 2012. Her love of micro greens, shallots, and croutons was so contagious, her artist friends (and musicians, architects, and designers) started sharing their recipes, too. She began documenting their collaborative cooking sessions on the blog—photographing in personal kitchens and later in public spaces like the garden she built atop MoMA PS1 in Queens, New York.

Julia Sherman of Salad for President
Julia Sherman of Salad for President

There, she transformed an unused rooftop patch into a hub for shared meals pulled straight from the dirt, conversations, and outdoor performances. Following her project at MoMA PS1, Sherman moved on to the Getty in Los Angeles. Working with landscape architect David Godshall, she designed a garden filled with rare herbs and greens—valerian root, wormwood, angelica— inspired by the old manuscripts and historical documents in the museum’s collection.

Her current project, Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists, brings you into Sherman’s world with discussions on art, recipes, and beautiful food photography. In addition to meeting the author this Saturday, you can enjoy one of her favorite salads from the cookbook at Americano. Her grilled peach panzanella with almond essence and purple basil is featured on the menu.

The Details: Sherman will be signing copies of her cookbook from 2–4 p.m. this Saturday, June 24, at TenOverSix at The Joule, 1511 Commerce Street. “Salad Cocktails” provided by Americano. Complimentary valet.