Based on the Boston Globe, 2005 October 12
1. Set the oven at 400 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, spread the hazelnuts. Toast them for 15 minutes. Leave to cool. Rub the hazelnuts in a kitchen towel to remove the skins. Chop nuts coarsely.
2. Halve the pomegranate horizontally. Set the fruit on a plate, cut sides down. Gently mash the fruit into the plate. Remove the remaining seeds with a spoon.
3. On a shallow platter, gently toss the Asian pears and endive.
4. In a bowl, whisk the vinegar, salt, and pepper. Whisk in the oil a spoonful at a time. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper, if you like. Sprinkle the dressing over the salad mixture. Add hazelnuts and pomegranate seeds.
There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a
rising scale of compliment: 1, to tell him you have read one of his books; 2,
to tell him you have read all of his books; 3, to ask him to let you read the
manuscript of his forthcoming book. No. 1 admits you to his respect; No. 2
admits you to his admiration; No. 3 carries you clear into his heart.
-- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"
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