American Cuisine – Europe is missing something

Dear Reader,

The headline will make Glynsky cringe, I don’t care.
When it comes to food, North America has little reason to be proud of its additions to the world. McDonalds, Buger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Subway, our exports aren’t much to write home about. Most of the stuff just makes you fat.

There is one exception, the world has picked up from Mexico:

Which in my humble opinion should be served without chicken, just lettuce, olive oil, fresh crushed garlic, salt, fresh-ground black pepper, wine vinegar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, raw egg yolks, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and freshly prepared croutons.

You can find it now in many restaurants in Europe. And while it is delicious, I wonder why Europe hasn’t picked up its sibling?

During none of my trips to Europe I found Cobb Salad.
Not even in so-called American restaurants.

In case you want to serve it, here are the ingredients:

  • chopped salad greens ((iceberg lettuce, watercress, endives, Romaine lettuce)
  • tomato
  • crisp bacon
  • boiled chicken breast
  • boiled egg
  • avocado
  • chives
  • Roquefort cheese
  • red-wine vinaigrette

Like Cesar Salad, Cobb Salad comes from the west coast. And like its sibling it should be tossed at the table.

This is what it looks like:

Maybe we can start promoting the “American Classic” and improve the image of American cuisine?

Off to lunch,
Engine Room