The year: 1947. The chef: Bill Bayley, of Mobile, AL. The dish: West Indies Salad. Chef Bayley invented this simple dish of fresh crabmeat long-marinated, along with fresh onions, in a vinaigrette, and it's been popular in Mobile, but known practically nowhere else, ever since. Jane and Michael Stern visit with Lynne Rossetto Kasper this weekend on The Splendid Table to discuss this Alabama delicacy. You can catch them on your local public radio station, or listen to them online. You can also hear Lynne's whole show online.
Pictured above (photo by buffetbuster) is West Indies Salad as served at Wintzell's Oyster House. Check out the Roadfood.com review for more information about Wintzell's.