15 Caesar Salad

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The Chefs' Knowledge: The modern culinary repertoire

By Chandos Elletson

Published 2022

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The story of the birth of the Caesar Salad is worth telling simply because it’s a good yarn. There is much confusion about its original contents but it’s safe to say it may or may not have contained anchovy or lemon juice.

The year was 1924 and the place was Tijuana on the US/Mexican border close to California. Caesar Cardini had seen his kitchen wiped out by a rush of orders on a very busy July 4th celebratory weekend. Mexico, at the time, was not subject to US prohibition laws and