Invented in 1924 by Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant restaurateur cooking in Tijuana, Mexico, the original Caesar salad is a far cry from the gloppy messes we are often served today. Cardini's recipe was simple, straightforward and delicious. It included a coddled egg but no anchovies. Today, the addition of raw eggs is considered a health hazard due to the risk of salmonella poisoning. As for the anchovies, there are two trains of thought - staying true to the original or it's not a Caesar salad without them. How do you like your Caesar? For more on the great debate and recipes for Caesar Cardini's Ceasar Salad and an updated Safe, Simple, Scrumptious Caesar Salad with Quick Garlic Croutons link to Washington Post and NY Times (You may need to fill out the FREE subscription section in order to follow this link)
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