About Chad Robertson

Chad Robertson

If you find yourself on Guerrero St. in San Francisco and see a long line, then you’ve also found Tartine, the bakery that Chad Robertson owns with his wife, Elisabeth Prueitt. Robertson trained at the Culinary Institute of America and then traveled and trained in France before returning to the states and creating the breads and pastries that folks in San Francisco regularly stand in line for. He’s also the co-author of Tartine and Tartine Bread. @tartinebaker

Several halves of tomato Provençal on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.

Tomatoes Provençal

Is there anything as sweetly satisfying as heirloom tomatoes eaten raw over the sink? Probably not. But when you tire of that, there’s always this deeply satiating tactic.

A wooden bowl filled with Catalan bread salad and a frothy beer on the side.

Catalan Bread Salad ~ Escalivada

We wish someone had told us a heck of a lot sooner about this uncommon bread salad, which embellishes the usual ingredient suspects with figs and walnuts.