National Caesar Salad Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Caesar Salad Day

National Caesar Salad Day 2020 - On 4 July 2020, National Caesar Salad Day is observed to commemorate the most famous Caesar salad on his birth anniversary. Get the information about the history of National Caesar Salad Day, facts, quotes & how to celebrate the National Caesar Salad Day 2020 from this article.

Sheena | Updated Jul 02, 2020 08:50 AM

National Caesar Salad Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Caesar Salad Day

National Caesar Salad Day 2020

National Caesar Salad Day is celebrated on July 4th of every year. National Caesar Salad Day 2020 is observed in the memory of Caesar Cardini who created the delicious salad. National Caesar Salad Day is a delicious food holiday that is celebrated annually to enjoy one of the most popular salads across the world. The flavor of the Caesar Salad is undeniably a name-making recipe.

What is Caesar salad?

Caesar salad is a salad consisting mainly of roman lettuce and croutons dressed in lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, egg, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper. Various versions of Caesar salad are available, made with and without eggs. Yogurt is often used instead of eggs to maintain a creamy texture while others may use mayonnaise, oil, and vinegar.

What is the history of National Caesar Salad Day?

The founder of the National Caesar Salad Day is unknown. This day is celebrated in the remembrance of Caesar Cardini who was an Italian born chef and later immigrated to the USA. Caesar runs a restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico, with his family. Caesar invented the salad in July 1924, when all the supplies of the kitchen were consumed by rush in the restaurant. So Caesar made the dish with the ingredients available in the kitchen.

As part of the service, as its guests watched, Cardini made a dramatic show of mixing the salad. With great panache and flair he tossed out the ingredients around the table. The Caesar salad was initially without anchovies. Julia Child has once remembered her childhood experience of eating the Caesar salad at the Cardini restaurant.

Dorothy Kilgallen, a columnist for the newspapers, had written in 1946 about a Caesar salad that varied with the version of Cardini. Now, Caesar dressings are commonly sold by several companies. Like most foods, it has been exposed to many variations over the years. The salad is now made by using grilled chicken , fish, or seafood in several combinations.

How to observe the National Caesar Salad Day?

On this day, go to the nearby restaurant and have a Caesar salad with the favourite combinations. As the day is celebrated every year, it is known that Caesar Salad is a special one. Some other ways to enjoy this day are as follows:

  • Prepare the traditional Caesar salad recipe and enjoy them with family

  • Invite friends and have a small party with the addition of salad

  •  Learn more about on Caesar salad recipes and its history

  • Use #NationalCaesarSaladDay on social media and share the celebration of Caesar Salad Day

National Caesar Salad Day - Facts

  • The Caesar salad may not have anything to do with Julius Caesar

  • Anchovies were not present in the original recipe

  • The Guinness Record for the largest Caesar salad in the world weighed in at just over three tonnes

  • Caesar salad is largely responsible for the increase in the production of roman lettuce

  • A standard Caesar salad includes only one bigger crouton and no bacon or grilled chicken

  • Most traditional recipes have coddled egg rather than raw egg

  • Wallis Simpson introduced caesar salad to Europe

  • Caesar created meal-sized salads, in addition to the Cobb

Caesar Salad - Quotes

"Caesar salad is one of my favourite lunch foods. You can shovel it in and talk at the same time." - Janet Street-Porter

"My salad days, When I was green in judgment". - William Shakespeare

"For example, you can eat a Caesar salad and say, "Wow, I ate so healthy today." You forget there was a quarter-cup of oil in there, and all the calories are from fat. So it's better if you eat a grilled chicken breast, some steamed brown rice, and a little salad with balsamic vinegar on top.” - Wolfgang Puck

"I also like a great Caesar salad with anchovies, although I don't know why some places say 'with anchovies.' If you're making a proper Caesar salad, it's going to have anchovies. - Paula Poundstone

"Lies are like anchovies in a Caesar salad. You may not be able to see them, but your soul knows they are there." -  Molly Friedenfeld

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National Caesar Salad Day - FAQ

1. Why is it called a Caesar salad?

Caesar's salad had nothing to do with Julius Caesar, it was named after Caesar Cardini, a famous restaurateur. Caesar Cardini, in Tijuana, Mexico, invented Caesar salad in 1924. Since the restaurant is low on the resources of the kitchen, Cardini has had to do something with the ingredients he has on hand and created a salad.

2. What's the difference between a Caesar salad and a garden salad?

Caesar salad is made of roman lettuce, Parmesan cheese, dressing of Caesar, and croutons. Garden salad contains lettuce from an iceberg and more vegetables, i.e. tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions. For a garden, salad can be added with any kind of dressing.

3. What was in the original Caesar salad?

The initial recipe contained Parmesan cheese, romaine, garlic, croutons, boiled eggs, olive oil, and Worcestershire sauce.

4. Did the original Caesar salad have anchovies?

The original Caesar salad didn't include any bits of anchovy, according to Rosa Cardini; the mild anchovy taste comes from the Worcestershire sauce. Cardini was against the use of anchovies in his salad.