KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City is well known for its fabulous restaurants. Chef and owner or Lidia's Kansas City, Lidia Bastianich, is out with her eighth book and stopped by FOX 4 to share a recipe from the book and to give a preview to Kansas City's 2016 Restaurant Week, which Lidia's is participating in.
4 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
Juice of 1 large lemon, freshly squeezed
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium celery root, peeled and julienned
1 large apple, julienned (skin on)
One 5-ounce package baby arugula
½ cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
In a large bowl, whisk together the anchovies and lemon juice to dissolve the anchovies. Whisk in the salt, and season with pepper. Whisk in the olive oil to make a smooth dressing.
Add the celery root and apple, and toss to coat well in the dressing. Add the arugula and walnuts, and toss lightly just to combine. Serve immediately.