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       Title: CELERY-APPLE SALAD WITH CURRANTS
  Categories: Salads, Fruits, Madison
       Yield: 6 servings
  
     1/2 c  Dried currants
       1 lg Head celery
       2    Golden Delicious apples
       6    Pale green celery leaves
       4    Parsley sprigs
      10    Walnuts; cracked
            -left in large pieces
       2 tb Walnut oil
            Lemon juice
            -=OR=- Champagne vinegar
            Salt
            Freshly ground pepper
  
   IF THE CURRANTS ARE HARD, cover them with warm water and set them
   aside to soften while you cut the celery and apples. When they're
   soft, after 10 minutes or so, drain them and squeeze out the water.
   Separate the stalks of celery and peel the tougher outer stalks.
   Slice the celery into thin pieces, straight across or at an angle.
   Cut the apples into quarters or sixths if they're large and thinly
   slice them crosswise. Finely chop the celery leaves and the parsley
   and crack the nuts. Combine the celery, apples, currants, celery
   leaves, parsley and walnuts in a bowl. Toss them with just enough
   walnut oil to coat everything lightly. Add the lemon juice or vinegar
   to taste, salt lightly, season with pepper and toss again.
   
   DEBORAH MADISON - PRODIGY GUEST CHEFS COOKBOOK
  
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