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Here is my recipe for Caesar dressing. It’s one of my favorite summer things to make - I love to grill the romaine before drizzling it with dressing.
Here’s a good “dad joke” for you, courtesy of a sous chef pal of ours.
Why is Caesar salad so boring?
It always romaines the same.
While you slow clap at the cheese-factor of our sense of humor, think about the sad truth behind the line. Caesar salad is the lettuce dish that jumped the shark, appearing in a less than satisfying form on every hotel lobby menu from here to Kansas.
It’s a shame, too, because Caesar salad, when considered and prepared with care, is an outstanding dish.
In the spirit of redemption, we’ve taken a stab at pulling together the ultimate recipe. The key, we think, is in the dressing, so don’t cut corners with a store-bought version.
Here’s to the comeback.
All my thoughts on buying and storing tomatoes, especially those finicky heirloom ones.
We’ve waited all year for this moment, where the sun (empowered, we think, by the energetic vibes of our appetites), pushes tomato plants to their utmost ripeness. Right now, market shelves (and your Quinciple box) are filled with the most versatile of multi-colored fruits; we hope that it inspires your cooking whimsy as much as it does ours. We’ve planned a month of gazpacho, salsa, tomato tarts, stuffed tomatoes, salads and sandwiches.
But before all of the eating can commence, there’s the picking and buying: what should one look for when shopping for an heirloom tomato? There are plenty of schools of thought, but we’ve jotted down a few standards for your tomato-buying and storing expertise.