Food for Thought with Suzanne Dunaway

Potato salad

Whether you are celebrating or just want to eat something quick and delicious, this potato salad can be made in 15 minutes. I love the potatoes of France, so many different kinds for so many different dishes, but I used 4 medium-sized new potatoes, cut in thin slices and simmer for 15 minutes in salted water.

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  • 4 medium-sized new potatoes, sliced
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped fine
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped fine
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • Fresh coriander, chopped fine
  • Fresh parsley, chopped fine
  • A sprig of lemon thyme, chopped fine (optional, basil is good, too)
  • Mayonnaise to bind
  • 1 large spoon of moutard anciennne
  • Optional ideas: chopped fresh cucumber, olives, crushed almonds, the list goes on….


Put the sliced potatoes in a deep bowl and add the remaining ingredients.

Blend well with a spatula to break up potatoes, but do not overmix.

Add salt and pepper to taste and a squeeze of lemon.

Chill and eat.

You may, of course, add anything you like in salade de pommes de terre, but I like it simple.

Happy summer eating!

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Meet the chef

P-O Life reader, Suzanne Dunaway, has cooked since she was 5 years old, when she made cinnamon pinwheels from her mother’s pastry dough.

She LOVES to cook. Some might say she LIVES to cook. The smells, the tastes, the textures…

She is a firm believer in simplicity and creates her recipes in the ethos of ‘anyone can cook’.

After years of experience in her own kitchen, cooking schools and private classes all over the world, in this weekly blog, Suzanne shares with us her PO-inspired creations.

With many strings to her bow, she is also an artist and columnist, with two published cookbooks.

Get a copy of her ‘No Need to Knead: Handmade Artisan Breads in 90 Minutes’ here  

Or her 5 star rated book ‘Rome, at Home: The Spirit of La Cucina Romana in Your Own Kitchen’ here

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