I am a devotee of chicken salad and have several go-to recipes that we really enjoy. However, the one I most often want is this one often referred to as Neiman Marcus chicken salad. In truth, it was developed by Helen Corbitt, a New Yorker by birth but a long-time resident of Texas. Along with Julia Child, she is one of the people with whom I would most love to share a fantasy meal. I definitely feel it would be an interesting adventure.
You can read more about Corbitt’s life in The Best From Helen Corbitt’s Kitchens, compiled by Patty Vineyard and in an article that appeared in the Houston Chronicle entitled For Decades, Texans Were Privileged to Sit at Helen Corbitt’s Table.
Just like many others, I add my own touches to her original recipe. But isn’t that what all of us do…add our ideas so that our dishes are personally enhanced?