Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Cobb salad is a

The Cobb salad is a main dish American garden salad made from chopped salad greens (iceberg lettuce, watercress, endives, and Romaine lettuce), tomato, crisp bacon, boiled or roasted (not fried) chicken breast, hard-boiled egg, avocado, chives, Roquefort cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette. Black olives are also often included.
A good way to remember the components is to use the acronym EAT COBB: Egg, Avocado, Tomato, Chicken, Onion, Bacon, Blue cheese.
Cobb salad was created at the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood.
The story behind the Cobb salad is that Bob Cobb, a first cousin of slugger Ty Cobb and the owner of The Brown Derby restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, was prowling around the kitchen late one night, looking for something to eat. The year was 1937. From the refrigerator, he pulled out a head of lettuce (presumably iceberg), some romaine, watercress, avocado, tomatoes, a hard-boiled egg, chives, cheese and some old-fashioned French dressing. He swiped some crisp bacon from a busy chef and chop, chop … the Cobb salad was born. "Cobb's midnight invention became an overnight sensation.
It remains one today, and the preparation has changed little over time.

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