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Caesar Salad Rant

chowborg | | Nov 15, 2001 09:08 AM

I saw a posting on the New England board by deb-in-billyburg about Pete's Indian Head Cafe. One of Deb's comments was that the Caesar salad did not contain anchovies. Does anyone other than us feel that it is not a Caesar salad unless it has anchovies in it? It seems to be getting harder and harder to find a restaurant that includes anchovies as a matter of course. Sometimes when I make a point to ask for them they are not available even as an add-on. The response is usually "Not everyone likes anchovies". Fine, then don't call it a Caesar salad if you are not prepared to make it correctly. Now I realize that a Caesar salad recipe also calls for raw eggs, and I'm not so sure that's a good idea any more, but that's a health issue, and I don't think the eggs are as integral to the flavor as are the anchovies.

This of course could lead to a whole other thread about menu listings which turn out to be not what you expected (one of my pet peeves), but that's another subject.
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