This week we’ll dive into America’s favorite salad: the Caesar Salad. Its creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who operated restaurants in Mexico and the United States. Cardini made do with what he had when a Fourth of July rush in 1924 depleted his kitchen’s supplies.
This green salad of romaine lettuce and croutons is dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies, garlic, Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper. In its original form, this salad was prepared and served table-side. Let’s get to it and cook up a delicious Caesar Salad of your own.