My first exciting afternoon was spent at Mountain Sweet Berry Farm in Roscoe, New York: A bunch of us chefs sat in awe as Rick Bishop drove us around the property in his car and pointed out all of the wondrous things growing there. The arugula was beautiful. A few rows away stood the rows of tiny strawberries. The choice was clear. A salad formed in my head: one that would showcase how delicious strawberries can be when used outside of the "dessert" realm.