Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Give unto Caesar - or Newman

My fridge is half-full of opened bottles of salad dressing, largely Caesar or 'light'. I cannot find one I like.

I first had Caesar Salad in New York when we visited in ... can't remember but it was before 7/11. I really liked it and over the last year or so became aware that Sainsburys were selling the dressing in bottles. (Yes, I know they've probably been selling it for years but I only just noticed!) So began my search for the prefect taste.

The most recent bottle to join the collection is Newman's Own Creamy Caesar Dressing. Now Paul Newman wouldn't lie to me, would he? If he says it's good enough to carry his name it must be authentic, right? Wrong.
But last week, while in Devon, I had Caesar salad in a restaurant and it was yummy and I noticed that they made their own dressing and it stated 'Contains anchovies'. Contains anchovies? I have read even the very small print on Newman's Own and it makes no mention of anchovies.

So, with my brain ticking rather slowly, I've come to the conclusion I'll have to make Liz's Own. I've been out and bought the anchovies and I'll let you know the result after dinner (of chicken Caesar salad).


CherryPie said...

What a strange ingredient for caeser dressing!

jams o donnell said...

Good luck!

Leslie: said...

I don't know what kind of Caesar salad you've been having, but they MUST have anchovies! lol If the salad dressing bottle doesn't list them in the ingredients, be sure to have some on hand to toss in. Drooling to hear how Liz's Own turned out. :)

Lia said...

I always thought that it had to have anchovies in it, like it was the law or something.

Let us know how it went.

much love

Furtheron said...

Maybe you have to buy a load of jars and then it's a kind of... "Do you feel lucky punk?" moment...