Verano’s Cooking Videos & Cooking Tips
Watch Verano stir up his famous Caesar salad for your kitchen in these quick steps
The first known “serving” of Caesar Salad was by Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who opened a Ristorante in San Diego. He then opened another one across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, due to Prohibition. One day Caesar had used most of his lettuce and only had some Romaine left. He served the Romaine lettuce with a vinaigrette dressing on the 4th of July, 1924. That day he added dramatic flair by creating the Caesar Salad table-side by “the Chef” himself. It was a big hit. The earliest written documentation of the recipe was published by the Los Angeles Times in 1946, a full 20 years after it was created.