What Caesar Did for My Salad: The Curious Stories Behind Our Favorite Foods

What Caesar Did for My Salad: The Curious Stories Behind Our Favorite Foods

Albert Jack

Did you know...

  • the time period "hot puppy" is assumed to were coined in the course of a 3-hitter among the Yankees and the Giants in 1901?
  • calzones get their identify from their less-than-glamorous seems to be: calzone potential "trouser leg" or "drooping sack" in Italian?
  • the observe "salary" comes from Roman infantrymen being paid their wages in salt?
  • shrimp cocktail turned well known within the Nineteen Twenties as a secure manner of "having a cocktail" in the course of Prohibition?
  • the Cobb salad was once invented through Robert H. Cobb-founder of the Brown Derby eating place chains-who threw the salad jointly for Sidney Grauman-owner of the chinese language Theatre in Hollywood-as a dead night snack in keeping with constituents in his fridge?

    In What Caesar Did For My Salad, historian Albert Jack deals a desirable examine the unforeseen tales, creators, and peculiar origins in the back of the world's such a lot cherished dishes. Who used to be Margherita, for example, and why used to be the world's most renowned pizza named after her?

    Why can we name our favourite sorts of espresso coffee or cappuccino? Did medieval Turkish squaddies relatively invent the kebab by means of threading bits of meat directly to their swords and balancing them on best in their campfires? What precisely does horseradish sauce need to do with our equine friends?

    From your morning eggs to America's favourite pies, fries, and martinis, you are going to by no means examine your kitchen pantry or fridge in an identical gentle again.

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