Main course salads are over 100 years old. Cobb Salad and Caesar Salad became the first salads to be served as a main dish beginning sometime between the 1920’s and 1930’s. Both share a similar origin story, one rooted in pure serendipity. Both attracted the attention of the Hollywood elite. As a matter of fact,… Continue reading Cobb Salad, Once Upon a Midnight Snack
Television entered the American living room and culture in the 1950’s. TV dinners were the next inevitable expression of human ingenuity and, perhaps, necessity. This in turn transformed the vegetable farming industry as niche, or boutique farmers shifted their practices to tap into the demands of this new food packaging. American farmers started breeding and… Continue reading First, Television. Then, Baby Carrots.
6th century BCE feast. Roman centurions have just returned from a successful campaign and sit in the great room with their general after a well-deserved bath, partaking of an also well-deserved meal. Yes, there is a connection between those men in armor and sandals and Doggy Bags, for it was common practice in Roman culture… Continue reading The First Doggy Bag