My current favourite thing to eat is soba noodle salad. When we were in NY, my friend Kay made this for dinner one evening. Thank you Kay and Nicolas. I was hooked. There is a little Japanese grocer very near to where we live, so I headed there last week. I made this for dinner two nights in a row.
What's great is you can prepare everything in advance and everyone can create his/her own version. This is our self-serve assembly line.
Some can't wait and sneak a pre-taste at the assembly line.
Anais made hers with edamame beans, sweet corn, cucumber and a generous sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Gourmand translates roughly to being greedy. In context: "Je n'ai plus faim mais je suis un gourmand!"