Andrew Swallow, coauthor of Mixt Salads: A Chef’s Bold Creations and cofounder of the Mixt Greens chain of restaurants serving “Eco-Gourmet Salads,” has revolutionized the crouton by diminishing its size. Giant croutons make for painful eating. As a salad aficionado, Swallow believes that mini croutons are the best choice, and here he demonstrates how to make them.

This video was originally published in January 2011.

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