A nice alternative to a regular potato salad, this classic French Potato Salad with Herbs is light, delicious, and perfect for a summer barbecue; it doesn’t have to be refrigerated!
Though long a fan of a potato salad I’ve made for many years with sour cream and bacon; this recipe for a French Potato Salad with Herbs is probably my favorite for a barbecue. Not just because it is filled with fresh herbs and simply dressed with an olive oil and vinegar mixture but because it doesn’t come attendant with a requirement to keep it cool…how perfect is that for summer outings?
This is yet again another recipe that I’ve updated that was too good to languish in the archives of many years ago and just one of hundreds of recipes from my original food website that I am STILL bringing over to this blog.
I may never get all of them done but this gem is simply too good to be lost in that transition. I was thinking the other day about the hundreds and hundreds of recipes I have with no attribution though. No one claiming ownership, no links to another blog.
Years ago, before the Internet and the business of food blogging, people loved to share what they had made; readily giving their friends, neighbors and guests a recipe to use with no regard as to whether someone else would claim it; no small print advising that they had better tell everyone who enjoyed it who had actually come up with the dish.
It was expected that we would all put our own spin on it and if someone came to my home and I served a dish as a result of them sharing a recipe…they did not stand up in the room and announce to everyone present that it was really their recipe.
They might be tickled pink that I had been serious about enjoying something they had made but that was about it. It was that history of sharing that saw recipes traverse this country, get revised by thousands and end up on kitchen tables from NYC to LA; all becoming a part of a thousand different family traditions.
So I might get a bit disjointed when I see the laments about ‘stealing’ recipes and how people start wringing their hands at the injustice.
In my original post I talked about some bad experiences I had heard of from bloggers that attended a food blogging conference and it seems like in any other realm; there is the good, the bad and yes, sometimes the downright ugly. I try to focus on what I LOVE and avoid that drama.
I hope you take this recipe, make it my way or your way and enjoy it with your friends and family. Letting me know is fun and showing attribution is considerate if you blog about it, but in the long run?
I want people to enjoy my efforts; be they from years ago or something I created in my kitchen yesterday. I give up thanks to the originator of this French Potato Salad with Herbs dish and hope you enjoy it too…it’s simple and delicious and a family favorite!