Being Italian, I grew up with salad as a part of everymeal…Back then it was terrible iceburg lettuce,wine vinegar and Italian olive oil, with some tomatoes…and whatever else mom wanted to add.
Today,in Italian restaurants and great food places, salads have often become art. There is an Italian local restaurant known for it’s salad served home style in a large bowl…it has all the regular ingredients you’d expect plus salami,olives, hard boiled eggs,peppers,cucumbers, and those hot Tuscan peppers I love…it’s covered in a superb house Italian made with aged balsamic vinegar and extra virgin Olive oil…that’s the way I try to make it at home…love those hot peppers….Even olive Gardens use those!!!
Some places turn a Caesar salad into a fancy show done at table…where can’t you get a Caesar Salad these days.
Even fast food places have gotten into the specialty salad business for the more health conscious.
Yes, I love a great salad, and I’m learning to appreciate the "art" of great salad making….so if you’re creating a salad work of art…..what do you use and what would that "work of art" look like????