"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
2 heads fresh broccoli 1 red onion 1/2 lb. bacon 3/4 c. raisins 3/4 c. sliced almonds 1 c. mayonnaise 1/2 c. sugar 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
Cook, cool and crumble bacon. Cut broccoli and onion in bite-sized pieces. Combine with bacon, raisins and almonds (or your favorite nut). Mix well. To prepare dressing, mix mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar together until smooth. Stir into salad, chill and serve.
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