Salad is a beautifully simple American food. Its powerful allure draws the enthusiasm of vegetarians, meat-eaters and dieters alike for the bitter taste of fresh leafy greens atop lush slices of summer tomato. As simple and delicious as salad can be, it is often wrongfully prepared and asunder from original context. Hopefully, with greater public awareness of history and culture, we can end America’s misinterpretation of the salad and allow it to be great once again.
To begin, a brief history.
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