Salmon Burgers on Potato Patties / Grove Laksekarbonader på Potetlapper

A delicious salmon recipe found on rema.no
Salmon Burgers on Potato Patties / Grove Laksekarbonader på Potetlapper

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Traditional Warm German Potato Salad / Tradisjonell Tysk Varm Potetsalat

A traditional German recipe found on sparkrecipes.com
Traditional Warm German Potato Salad / Tradisjonell Tysk Varm Potetsalat

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Lobster Salad / Hummersalat

A shellfish recipe found in “Old Gloucester Sea Food Recipes”
published by  Frank E Davis Fish Company in 1932Lobster Salad / Hummersalat

in the old days, in Nova Scotia where lots of lobster has always been caught, kids were embarrassed to bring lobster sandwhiches to school because it meant they were poor. People there called it the “cockroaches of the sea.” Then suddenly in the beginning of the 20th century, in New York, lobster is considered a delicacy, and a dish at a fashionable restaurant would have costed you an arm and a leg. Strange world we’re living in.

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Grilled Scallops and Crayfish with Hot Salad / Grillet Kamskjell og Sjøkreps med Varm Salat

A seafood appetizer recipe found on godfisk.no
Grilled Scallops and Crayfish with Hot Salad / Grillet Kamskjell og Sjøkreps med Varm Salat

Scallops and crayfish tails only take a moment on the grill before they are ready to serve. In this recipe, the season’s delicious vegetables are accessories, so celebrate summer!

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High-Protein Dinner in a Salad Bowl / En høyproteinmiddag i en Salatbolle

A salad dinner recipe from an ad published in
LIFE magazine June 23 1961
High-Protein Dinner in a Salad Bowl / En høyproteinmiddag i en Salatbolle

Star-Kist Tuna advertised heavily in LIFE magazine all through the 1960s. Here’s a post based on one of these ads – Ted

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Pork Tenderloin Medallions / Indrefiletmedaljonger av Svin

A dinner recipe found in “Edelmiddag”
en gratis E-booklet published by Gilde.no

Pork Tenderloin Medallions / Indrefiletmedaljonger av Svin

The plates on the pictures in this booklet are divided into two.
The top section shows various juicy and tasty dishes made with pork. The bottom part shows various types of exciting accessories
that taste very well with the pork.

Top: Pork Tenderloin Medallions
Bottom: Couscous Salad

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Chicken Salad / Kyllingsalat

A lunch salad recipe found in “Cattelins Kokebok”
(Cattelin’s Cook Book) published in 1978

Chicken Salad / Kyllingsalat

Cattelin was one of the best and cheapest restaurants in Stockholm. It had survived wars, disasters and changing tastes, and still managed to pack ‘em in until they were forced to shut down in 2011, so they must have done a lot of things right.

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Cheese Suffle with Tomato and Watermelon Salad / Ostesufflé med Tomat- og Vannmelonsalat

A suffle recipe found in “10 Inspirerende Oppskrifter
med Jarlsberg” (10 Inspiring Recipes with Jarlsberg)
published by
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Cheese Suffle with Tomato and Watermelon Salad / Ostesufflé med Tomat- og Vannmelonsalat

Jarlsberg (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈjɑːɭsˈbærɡ]; English /ˈjɑːrlzbɜːrɡ/) is a mild cow’s-milk cheese with large regular holes, that originates from Jarlsberg, Norway. Although it originated in Norway, it is also produced in Ohio and Ireland under licenses from Norwegian dairy producers.

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Chinese Chicken Salad / Kinesisk Kyllingsalat

A healthy lunch recipe found in “Rethink School Lunch –
Cooking With California Food” an E-book published
by Center for Ecoliteracy

Chinese Chicken Salad / Kinesisk Kyllingsalat

Snow peas, which add a sweet crunch to this recipe, were an early spring crop in ancient China, harvested when snow was still on the ground, hence their name. Napa cabbage has a sweet, mild taste and can be used raw in salads, as it is here. Toasting the walnuts first will bring out their flavor.

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Insalata di Mare – Italian Seafood Salad / Italiensk Sjømatsalat

A delicious salad recipe found in “Ganske Enkelt –
Italiensk Kokebok” (Quite Simple – Italian Cook Book)
published  by Notabene Forlag in 1995

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If you are as fond of seafood as I am, this salad is heaven sent. It contains all the goodies from the  sea one can think of. And sprinkled with parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. The Italians really know how to put seafood on the table.

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Real Salade Russe / Ekte Salade Russe

A classic salad recipe found in “Robert Carrier’s Kitchen
Cook Book” published in 1980

Real Salade Russe / Ekte Salade Russe

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Lucien OlivierThe original version of the salad was invented in the 1860s by a cook of Belgian origin, Lucien Olivier, the chef of the Hermitage, one of Moscow’s most celebrated restaurants. Olivier’s salad quickly became immensely popular with Hermitage regulars, and became the restaurant’s signature dish.

The HermitageThe exact recipe — particularly that of the dressing — was a jealously guarded secret, but it is known that the salad contained grouse, veal tongue, caviar, lettuce, crayfish tails, capers, and smoked duck, although it is possible that the recipe was varied seasonally. The original Olivier dressing was a type of mayonnaise, made with French wine vinegar, mustard, and Provençal olive oil; its exact recipe, however, remains unknown.

At the turn of the 20th century, one of Olivier’s sous-chefs, Ivan Ivanov, attempted to steal the recipe. While preparing the dressing one evening in solitude, as was his custom, Olivier was suddenly called away on some emergency. Taking advantage of the opportunity, Ivanov sneaked into Olivier’s private kitchen and observed his mise en place, which allowed him to make reasonable assumptions about the recipe of Olivier’s famed dressing.

Ivanov then left Olivier’s employ and went to work as a chef for Moskva, a somewhat inferior restaurant, where he began to serve a suspiciously similar salad under the name “capital salad” (Russian: столичный, tr. stolichny). It was reported by the gourmands of the time, however, that the dressing on the stolichny salad was of a lower quality than Olivier’s, meaning that it was “missing something.”

Later, Ivanov sold the recipe for the salad to various publishing houses, which further contributed to its popularization. Due to the closure of the Hermitage restaurant in 1905, and the Olivier family’s subsequent departure from Russia, the salad could now be referred to as “Olivier.”

One of the first printed recipes for Olivier salad, by Aleksandrova, appearing in 1894, called for half a hazel grouse, two potatoes, one small cucumber (or a large cornichon), 3-4 lettuce leaves, 3 large crayfish tails, 1/4 cup cubed aspic, 1 teaspoon of capers, 3–5 olives, and 1 12 tablespoon Provençal dressing (mayonnaise).

As often happens with gourmet recipes which become popular, the ingredients that were rare, expensive, seasonal, or difficult to prepare were gradually replaced with cheaper and more readily available foods.

Salmagundy / Salmagundy Salat

En classic Victorian recipe found on cookit.e2bn.org
Salmagundy / Salmagundy Salat

Salmagundy is essentially the same recipe as the georgian ‘salamongundy’, however as food fashions moved on the dish became a small, delicate individual salad and was served as part of afternoon tea, rather than as a whole dish at a main meal.

The whole dish is made in a tiny tea cup and turned out onto the saucer as a single portion salad. The Victorians and Edwardians made afternoon tea very fashionable. Scones and teabreads, little cakes and cucumber sandwiches all had their place at these elaborate teas.

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History of Caesar Salad

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Caesar Salad is probably one of the best known salads along with Waldorf and Greek salads, but with so many variations being made and served today, the original recipe has escaped many chefs, so let’s start with the true recipe for a Caesar Salad.

Original Recipe

Worcestershire sauceThe recipe consisted of romaine or similar long crisp lettuce leaves, garlic croutons and shavings of parmesan cheese all tossed in a creamy dressing made of egg, olive oil, vinegar and/or lemon juice, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. 

Contrary to popular belief, the original Caesar salad recipe did not contain pieces of anchovy.  Perhaps modern versions include them because the original did have a slight anchovy flavour, however this came from Worcestershire sauce.  It is believed that the inventor was opposed to using anchovies in his salad. It is also believed that originally,  the lettuce leaves were often served whole  because it was meant to be lifted by the stem and eaten with the fingers.

Who Invented Caesar Salad

The History of Caesar Salad_02If you thought the name derives from the great Caesars of Rome, and you had notions of Julius Caser, Caligula or Nero tucking into this wonderful dish,  then you may be disappointed to know it was invented many centuries later by a chef called Caesar Cardini (1896-1956).

Although there are several stories about exactly how the salad was invented,  there is one fact which is undisputable, namely that Cardini most certainly created it in Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920s.

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One version states that due to prohibition, many film stars would take the short trip over the border to relax and party,  especially wealthy socialites and the Hollywood crowd.  One 4th July, Cardini’s restaurant was inundated with guests wanting to celebrate, which quickly ran down the kitchen’s supplies, so Cardini had to make do with what he had left, and made up the salad with the additional flair of  tossing it himself at the tables of the guests.

Over the years, driving to Tijuana for a Caesar Salad became the rage.  Not only did Hollywood stars such as Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, and W. C. Fields make the pilgrimage, but so did gossip columnists who subsequently wrote about it in their columns.

Clark Gable

Today’s Caesar Salad Variations

Today, there are many variations including the addition of grilled chicken, strips of steak, salmon or prawns (shrimp) which make them ideal as a light main course rather than as a starter or side salad.

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French Ham Plate / Fransk Skinketallerken

A Continental lunch plate recipe found in “Norsk Ukeblads
Store Salatbok” (The Norwegian Weekly Family Magazine’s
Large Salad Book) published in 1984

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Warm Raspberry Soup with Pear Salad and Waffles / Varm Bringebærsuppe med Pæresalat og Vafler

A great dessert soup recipe found on kiwi.noVarm bringebærsuppe med pæresalat og vafler_post

Extend the summer feeling a little with this fresh
and varm raspberry soup.

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