Have you ever wondered where or how some dishes got their names?
On this page we will try to tell you the history of dishes such as Cobb salad, Waldorf salad, Eggs Benedict, etc.
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The Waldorf salad was created in 1896 in New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel, not by a chef but by the maitre d'hotel Oscar Tschirky. The Waldof salad was an instant success. The original version of this salad contained only apples, celery and mayonnaise. Chopped walnuts later became an integral part of the dish. Waldorf salad is usually served on top of a bed of lettuce.
Classic Waldorf Salad
! cup apples, chopped (Granny Smith or a sweet tart apple or a combination of
different tart apples)
1tbsp. lemon juice
1 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cupraisins (optional)
1/4 cupwalnuts (optional)
Sprinkle apples with lemon juice after they are cut.