Cycle 4 – Item 325
26 (Tue) November 2013
Caesar Salad with Canadian Bacon
by Aunt H + me
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
This is a salad created by an Italian in Mexico, popularized in America, with a ham product that’s only called “Canadian bacon” in America (Canadians call it “back bacon”).
The dressing was made by Aunt H on a recent visit, who’d developed the recipe at her former deli in San Diego to mimic the one from department store Nordstrom. Beaming with pride as she handed me a bottle, she was like, “You know that Nordstrom’s caesar salad is so good, right?” I was like, “Right, Nordstrom’s caesar salad is internationally famous.” Anyway, the dressing is excellent: a fine balance of seasoning, spice, a hint of anchovy, luxuriously but not indulgently creamy, chunky with bits of garlic and cheese, maybe the best that I’ve ever tried – although frankly, most caesar salads seem to taste kinda the same.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)