Sunday, July 15, 2018

History of Caesar salad

In 1924, restaurateur Caesar Cardini (1896–1956) invented the Caesar Salad at the restaurant of the Hotel Caesar in Tijuana, Mexico, over the Fourth of July weekend.

Running low on food, Cardini tossed together leftover ingredients from his kitchen—romaine lettuce, garlic, croutons, Parmesan cheese, boiled eggs, olive oil and Worcestershire sauce – to create a salad for his guests at tableside.

Caesar salad became particularly popular with the Hollywood moviei crowd that frequented Tijuana during Prohibition and it was a feature dish at Chasen’s and Romanoff’s in Los Angeles.

Caesar salad went on to be voted the “greatest recipe to originate from the Americas in fifty years” by the International Society of Epicures in Paris.

In the late 1930s, the Caesar salad was popularized in Europe by Walls Simpson, who, as the Duchess of Windsor, traveled widely with the Prince of Wales. In 1948, Caesar Cardini trademark the garlic dressing that gives the salad its distinctive flavor.
History of Caesar salad