At Home With Julia Sherman

Easy summer lunch

Surrounded by fruit trees and a bountiful vegetable garden at her 1960 Pasadena home, Julia Sherman – artist, cook, photographer, author of Salad for President and the upcoming Arty Parties – lives the California life we fantasize about. Lunch and much of dinner are often gathered from her garden, mixed with finds from the farmers’ market, and composed in a way that looks effortless but is both thoughtful and flavorful. Julia, her husband Adam Katz, and their two-year-old daughter Red like to entertain friends and family for relaxed lunches that become what she describes as “all-afternoon hangs.” Her take on Salade Niçoise is easy to prepare ahead of time and won’t wilt in summer heat. To view the recipe, click here to go to