A week doesn’t go by that a family member or I do not eat a Caesar salad! So, how did the Caesar salad get its name? Was it created by or for Julius Caesar?
No. Its origin is attributed to Caesar Cardini (1896-1956), a restauranteur who immigrated from Italy and owned restaurants in both the United States and Mexico. The story goes that one day he was short on supplies so, using the ingredients that he had on hand, threw together what is now known as the famous Caesar salad. However, there are conflicting theories about its origin that involve others who take credit for this current day salad staple. Alex, Caesar Cardini’s brother, claims it as does Paul Maggoria, a partner in their restaurant business, who named the salad the “aviator’s salad,” as it was created to serve to airmen from San Diego, California.
Whoever was responsible for its origin, it remains a basic on many restaurant menus and is one of my favorites!
Find a Classic Caesar Salad Recipe at Food Network
As a native of Brooklyn, New York I have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to try Grimaldi’s “The pizza that made the Brooklyn Bridge famous.” This over-100-year-old pizza-making institution is the most award winning pizzeria in the United States. The pizza is prepared in a coal fired brick oven which offers a unique flavor and a crisp crust. Our group ordered a pizza, a calzone, a Caesar salad and a Grimaldi’s house salad. The portions were huge! The food was fresh. As New Yorkers, my husband and I loved it! My children, who grew up in Texas, prefer a traditional crust and a restaurant with more food options. All I can say is that my husband and I plan to return and are glad to find Grimaldi’s in Katy, Texas!
We recently took our three year old granddaughter to pick strawberries at pick your own Blessington Farms located at 510 Chisholm Road in Simonton, Texas. We all had a wonderful time and enjoyed delicious strawberries! It was our first visit to a hydroponic farm and our first time to travel through Simonton, Texas, population 824. Simonton is only fifteen miles from Katy, just past the town of Fulshear.
In researching Simonton, I learned about an inspirational true story documentary filmed there in 2008 that demonstrates the spirit of forgiveness entitled, “The Heart of Texas.” I think that Katy and Fulshear residents should be proud to live so close to a town that is filled with wonderful people who were obviously touched by God. For a preview of the film, watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzcWkvizqEg&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQzcWkvizqEg&app=desktop
A mentor is defined as “someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person.” As a community with an abundance of youth and an abundance of adult talent, mentoring should have a large role here.
Resources and local mentoring volunteer opportunities can be found at nationalmentoringmonth.org.