The Kitchen Project | History Project | Contact Us | About Us | Free Food History Course | Food History Search

Fun Facts about Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad History

Caesar Salad Recipes  |  Original Recipe for Caesar Salad

 
Caesar Cardini

 

National Caesar Salad Day

July 4th is National Caesar Salad Day because this is the Birthday of the Caesar Salad!

It is unclear exactly how National Caesar Salad Day began. Many food holidays are started by companies who manufacture food products, or by organizations dedicated to their promotion. Most are not officially recognized holidays.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Guiness World Book of Records Largest Caesar Salad

On October 20, 2007, Tijuana broke the Guinness record for the biggest Caesar salad weighing 3,287 kilograms and measuring 60 meters long by one wide.

Two Ton Caesar Salad

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mayor and Juan Carlos Rodríguez of Chamber of Restaurants

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


How has Caesar Salad affected the production of Romaine Lettuce.

But for much of the 20th century, romaine wasn’t known at all to many Americans. That’s because of the overwhelming success of iceberg lettuce, which can remain reliably crunchy (though incredibly bland) despite days if not weeks of shipping. As late as the mid-1970s, iceberg lettuce accounted for more than 95 percent of all of the lettuce grown in this country.
Then along came the reborn Caesar salad. Invented in a Tijuana restaurant in the 1920s (which one is a subject of a bitter interfamilial dispute), for decades the Caesar kind of limped along in all of its garlicky glory as a California specialty.

Then, all of a sudden, in the late 1970s it was “discovered” by the fast-food industry, often topped with very untraditional grilled chicken, and there followed a couple of decades of extremely heady popularity.
From almost nothing, by the mid ’90s, more than 16,000 acres of romaine was being grown. By 2000 that had increased to more than 60,000 acres and today it stands at more than 80,000.

The History of Romaine Lettuce

Wallis Simpson the Dutches of Wales

A big fan of Caesar Salad and responsible in great part of spreading it's popularity in Europe

 

Bewitched had a an episode on Samantha's Caesar Salad, Where Esmerelda
calls upon Julius Caesar to help.

 

The Long Long Trailer was a movie Featuring
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez. Lucy's character
tries to make a Caesar Salad while the trailer
is swaying back and forth, very funny!

 

A Card from Caesar's Restaurant

 


Links

Yvonne Maison Travel Eats

 


 

 

 

This is one of my favorite
Food History Cookbooks

 

 

   

Search for Food History Articles

Would love to hear your comments on our
Facebook site

More Links and Recipes

Here is a food history book I recommend
 

In 1948 Caesar started to bottle the Caesar dressing.

If you are interested in this dressing and can not find it in your stores you can order it online
at Amazon.com

Cardini Original Caesar Dressing, 20-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6)  

Salad Dressing, Caesar, 12 oz.  

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Recomended Books
Google
 
Web www.kitchenproject.com

Food History Course
5 free E-Lessons

Come Explore with me..
The History of Food

Have you ever wondered as I have.....

Who invented the first "Caesar Salad"?

How about the first salad or what was the first salad dressing?

How did Salad get the name Salad?

We explore different topics like famous restaurant dishes, famous fun foods like popcorn, famous Menus like Elvis's wedding reception, and popular food dishes that were invented by accident. Also tools and resources, that you can use to find information on different food and their origins

Just sign up here and you will get your first lesson instantly.

Click here to sign up

  ( We keep your address private )

 The Kitchen Project | History Project | Contact Us | About Us | Free Food History Course | Food History Search

 

Food History Newsletter

Get weekly updates in your mail box with new interesting food history articles

Just sign your name and email address and click the submit button


Full Name :
Email :