A lot of people assume that the caesar salad was inspired by Julius Caesar in Rome. But that isn’t true at all. It was actually named after the man who invented the salad in 1924, and Italian-American restaurant owner named Caesar Cardini
It wasn’t even created in Italy! It was Tijuana, Mexico. Cardini, who lived in California, moved Mexico to get his restaurants away from the prohibition rules which was happening at the time. He ended up coming up with the simple idea for the salad during a Fourth of July dinner rush in 1924. He had to use the only ingredients he had left in the kitchen, which we now know as the Caesar Salad.
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