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Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

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Question: Caesar Salad
Is Caesar Salad named for Julius Caesar?
Answer: A Caesar Salad is said to be named for a 20th century person named Caesar Cardini and has nothing to do with the Caesar of our time period -- Julius Caesar. Caesar salad is made with romaine lettuce, anchovies, and croutons, with a dressing of Parmesan, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, egg and Worcestershire sauce. If garum were substituted for the Worcestershire, which it resembles remotely, I don't think a Caesar Salad would be too anachronistic for our time period -- at least as far as the ingredient list, if not the combination.

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