why is caesar salad called caesar salad??

we were discussing it in class today during a disscussion about the assassination about Julius Caesar and we will be given Extra Credit if we find out why Caesar salad is called Caesar salad….HELP IF U CAN!!!

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  • 1924 – Most historians believe that Caesar salad honors restaurateur Caesar Cardini (1896-1956), who invented it in Tijuana, Mexico in 1924 on the Fourth of July weekend. It is said that on this busy weekend, Cardini was running low on food and he put together a salad for his guests from what was left over in the kitchen. His original recipe included romaine, garlic, croutons, and Parmesan cheese, boiled eggs, olive oil and Worcestershire sauce. The original salad was prepared at tableside. When the salad dressing was ready, the romaine leaves were coated with the dressing and placed stem side out, in a circle and served on a flat dinner plate, so that the salad could be eaten with the fingers.

    In 1926, Alex Cardini joined his brother, Caesar, at the Tijuana restaurant. Alex, an ace pilot in the Italian Air Force during World War I, added other ingredients, one of which was anchovies, and named the salad Aviator’s Salad” in honor of the pilots from Rockwell Field Air Base in San Diego. It is reported that Alex’s version became very popular, and later this salad was renamed “Caesar Salad.” Caesar was said to be staunchly against the inclusion of anchovies in this mixture, contending that the Worcestershire sauce was what actually provided that faint fishy flavor. He also decreed that only Italian olive oil and imported Parmesan cheese be used in the dressing.

    Over the years, it became quite the thing to do – to drive to Tijuana for a Caesar Salad. Californians, including Hollywood celebrities such as Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, and W.C. fields dined at Caesar’s to escape the Prohibition laws in the U.S. In Europe, Caesar’s Salad was also appearing in restaurants

  • History Of Caesar Salad

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  • As you may have guessed, it had nothing to do with Julius Caesar or any of the other caesars for that matter. Note that Caesar is not part of his name but his title. It was transliterated into Russian as Tzar and into German as Czar.

    The salad was named after an Italian immigrant Caesar Cardini who ran a restaurant inTijuana, Mexico. (Please note that it is pronounced “Ti-juana” rather than “tia-juana” as most people say.

    As I recall, he was preparing it with some flourish tableside for some American movie stars in the 1920’s and they were enchanted by it and his fame grew.

    For reference, his daughter provided the original recipe on a Julia Child show. the addy is below.

  • The dressing of a caesar salad is caesar sald dressing

  • Probably because the romans made it for ‘Julius Ceasar’. Or just uses stuff from Rome, and they decided to name it that because it was his favorite salad…who knows?

    Like, why do they call it a ‘fan’ or a ‘blanket’??? People just come up with these things.

  • Julius Caesar didn’t name it.

    “Caesar Cardini, who ran restaurants in Tijuana, Mexico, in the 1920s-1940s, is commonly credited as the inventor.”

  • because ceaser invented it

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