Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad, easily one of the most popular salads on restaurant menus today.

You could call a Caesar salad Italian, after all, it was invented by restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant.  Or, you might call it Mexican, since it made it’s debut in Tijuana, Mexico at one of Cardini’s restaurants.   Cardini’s daughter Rosa has said that her father invented the dish when a Fourth of July rush depleted the pantry at the restaurant.  Cardini made do with what he had and ended up with Caesar salad.  At the time, the romaine leaves were dressed whole  and plated, and meant to be eaten by picking them up by the stem and eating them with the fingers,  as opposed to cutting up the lettuce, as is  done today.

Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad

Key Lime Chocolate Pie

How can you go wrong with a crunchy chocolate cookie crust, a layer of dark chocolate and a bright and tart lime filling?  This Key Lime Chocolate Pie is everything you would want in a dessert.  It’s like having a chocolate cream filled cookie together with a lime mousse!

The best tiramisu I’ve ever had!

Tiramisù, meaning “pick me up” or “lift me up”) is one of Italy’s most famous desserts. This coffee-flavoured dessert goes great with a cup of coffee or espresso. Its origins are often disputed between Italian regions such as Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Piemonte and others.  Original versions of the recipe used raw egg yolks, egg whites, sugar, mascarpone cheese and biscuits.  This version has a sabayon-like mixture composed of cooked egg yolks making it safer to consume and giving it more longevity.