In chef Chris Barnum’s light yet satisfying seasonal salad, juicy, sweet-tart pear slices and pomegranate seeds offset peppery wild arugula. Creamy, tangy bleu cheese crumbles and fried parsnip strings help solidify things before an apple-maple vinaigrette confirms autumn is here and winter is on its way. But do not wait too far into fall to try this particular combination of ingredients: the local- and seasonal-insistent Barnum keeps his fixings up to the minute.
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