When culinary legend Patricia Wells agrees to go to the market with you to shop for summer produce, you don’t ask questions. You just take your cameras and go. This is an unusual installment of My Go-To Dish: Patricia actually creates a new salad for herself based on the ingredients she finds at San Francisco’s Ferry Building. To make her go-to dish your own, see the recipe.

In My Go-To Dish, meticulously trained chefs, hardworking food-industry folks, and even, sometimes, famous actors show us their delicious, reliable, and easy meals. It’s how they get dinner on the table quickly after a long day. Remember: They’re just like us.

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