Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    as a side dish or salad
    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Canon of Vegetables

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2007

  • About

As Alan Davidson notes in The Oxford Companion to Food, coleslaw is a Dutch dish, appropriated from New Amsterdam settlers by non-Dutch Americans who distorted koolsla (Dutch for cabbage salad) into the confusing but now universal side dish. If made with real mayonnaise and cut nicely, coleslaw rises above the ruck of wan versions served in pleated paper cuplets at fast-food restaurants and in de