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Colu Cooks with Kyle MacLachlan

A Video (and recipe) with my Favorite Pal!

I visited LA back in May on my book tour and had the chance to see my longtime, dear friend, actor Kyle MacLachlan (Hi, Kyle! He’s a subscriber.), who generously agreed to shoot a video with me.

Directed by our buddy, the legendary Doug Keeve, the two of us had a very good time goofing around in Kyle’s kitchen - where I made him make me lunch from my new book. We sipped on his delightful Blushing Bear rosé while he prepared the I’m Pretending I’m Vacationing I’m in Italy Salad. It was a very fun day. I adore him.

I’ve included the video for you here so you can watch and I’ve also included the recipe for the salad below.

I hope you enjoy it all.

Kyle, thank you again. I love ya.

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Photo by Tara Donne for Colu Cooks: Easy Fancy Food

Pretending I’m Vacationing in Italy Salad

SERVES 2 to 4


2 pounds (910 g) heirloom cucumbers, sliced into ¼-inch-thick rounds
8 ounces (225 g) fresh mozzarella, at room temperature, torn into bite-size pieces
Kosher salt
4 ounces (115 g) prosciutto, torn into bite-size pieces
1 cup (80 g) loosely packed fresh basil leaves (torn if large)
1 teaspoon fresh marjoram leaves (optional)
Good-quality olive oil, for drizzling
Freshly ground black pepper and flaky salt


On a medium platter, arrange the cucumbers and mozzarella and season with salt. Gently and evenly add the prosciutto and top the salad with basil and marjoram, if using. Drizzle a generous amount of aline oil over everything. Season with a few good turns of black pepper and a few pinches of flaky salt and serve.

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