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Going rustic with Caesar Salad

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It is quite possible the Caesar Salad is the most popular and famous salad going. It was named after it’s creator, Caesar Cardini. An Italian immigrant who owned restaurants in Mexico and the USA. Wikiedpia says that,

 Cardini was living in San Diego but also working in Tijuana where he avoided the restrictions of Prohibition. His daughter Rosa (1928–2003) recounted that her father invented the dish when a Fourth of July 1924 rush depleted the kitchen’s supplies. Cardini made do with what he had, adding the dramatic flair of the table-side tossing “by the chef.” A number of Cardini’s staff have said that they invented the dish.

So like a lot of things in life, necessity is the mother of invention.

To help you make your own Caesar Salad, we look to Chef Jamie Oliver with a clip from his TV series – ‘Jamie at Home

My favourite line from this clip is with regard to the croutons, ‘…I haven’t diced them up, because, you know, I’ve got a life really…’

If you want to experiment a little, you could try using your own vinaigrette or changing the meat used.

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One Response to 'Going rustic with Caesar Salad'

  1. Wendy Wise says:

    Sounds absolutely delicious, must try it. I’ve heard of Caesar salad but never eaten it…watch this space!