Recipe at: www.ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe4.html
Grapes are the ultimate hand-to-mouth fruit, a wholesome snack that needs no peeling, slicing or coring. But for cooks looking to make an impression, grapes have other traits to exploit. They're juicy, so why not juice them? A fresh grape puree, strained and reduced, contributes a desirable body and sweetness to a salad dressing. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. In this video Chef Samuel prepares a Grape, Toasted Almond, and Shaved Fennel Salad with Vanilla-Grape Vinaigrette.