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Hail Caesar!

March 07, 2011

The Caesar Salad.

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Anchovies or not.

Chicken or shrimp optional.

Cheese, on the side, with zeal or not at all.

Croutons  and dresssing mixed in or on the side, as is popular with the ladies these days…

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Traditional or modern.

The Caesar Salad is everywhere.  The ingredients and recipes to this famous salad are varied but similar and regardless of the variants, a Caesar Salad is still pretty consistent.  One of the safest bets on the salad list, if not the entire menu was actually invented on Independence Day.

According to Wikipedia, the original Caesar Salad was created by a restaurateur by the name of Caesar Cardini, an Italian-born Mexican who was living in San Diego, also working in Tijuana to avoid the restrictions of Prohibition.  His daughter Rosa remembers that her father invented the dish when a Fourth of July, Independence Day 1924 rush depleted the kitchen’s supplies.  Cardini had made up the recipe with what he had on hand in the kitchen, adding the dramatic flair of the now near extinct table-side salad tossing “by the chef.”  And the rest as they say, is history.

On eat24hours, almost every American and Italian restaurant, including the pizza delivery spots, offer a delicious Caesar Salad made to order and delivered to you to save you the hassle of gathering the ingredients and making one yourself at home when time is limited, craving one or just plain hungry.  Which is nice, since even the simplest recipe still lists all these ingredients:

2 bunches Romain lettuce
Pinch of sugar
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 bottle golden Caesar salad dressing


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