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Caesar Salad

Cesare Salad Dressing

Caesar dressing has nothing to do with Julius Caesar or Shakespeare. It's most commonly ascribed to Cesare Cardini, an Italian immigrant who claimed to have invented it in 1920's Tijuana. There are others who also took credit for its invention, and no one knows for sure...

A Caesar salad is a green salad of romaine lettuce and croutons 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 tableside. -- Wikipedia
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NOT-Worcestershire-Sauce

NOT Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire or Worcester sauce is a fermented liquid condiment created in the city of Worcester in Worcestershire, England during the first half of the 19th century. It's typically made from a base of vinegar and flavored with anchovies, molasses, tamarind, onion, garlic, and other seasonings. The flavor is savory and sweet with a distinct tang provided by the vinegar. It is commonly used to flavor meat, soups, stews, marinades, and even beverages such as Bloody Marys. This a mysterious-yet-flavorful brown liquid that is considered a staple in most American kitchens. How the chicken neck do you pronounce Worcestershire? Don't pronounce that first R, and also make sure you put the schwa in the last syllable. Some people will want to say 'shire', but just like the state 'New Hampshire', -shire, -shire, it's a schwa in that last syllable. Maybe this should be renamed to something else, but I miss this sauce, and used it quite frequently. (more…)

NAGan Black Beans

This classic Cuban Black Beans recipe is adapted from “Tastes Like Cuba,” by Eduardo Machado and Michael Domitrovich. Authentic Cuban black beans, either as a soup, on top of white rice, or a congri (aka, Moros y Christianos), is flavorful but never spicy. Feel free to add fresh cilantro for that extra punch at the moment of serving. (more…)