This is one of our favorite salads to make at home, and we consider it a meal in itself. Since neither of us is very good at cooking for two, the first time we made it at home, we made enough for ten and ate it out of an 18-qt/17-L Dutch oven, as that was the only container on hand big enough for mixing the greens. Chicories are bitter, hardy, and stand up well to a strong dressing, but underneath their bite is a sweetness that begs for layers of acid, salt, and spice.
To Make The Anchovy Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, fish sauce, vinegar, honey, anchovies, garlic, Parmesan, sunflower oil, salt, pepper, chile powder, and horseradish. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. The dressing can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 5 days. Shake well before using.
To Make The Salad: In a large bowl, combine the chicories, fennel, radishes, kohlrabies, green onions, dill, and parsley. Add the dressing and toss to coat evenly. Finely grate the horseradish over the salad and serve.
Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns, Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes, Chronicle Books (2014). Photo by Chad Robertson.