The Classic Cobb Salad.
The quintessential Eat Out of the Fridge/Pantry recipe just might be The Cobb Salad. After all, as the story goes, that’s exactly how this world-famous salad came to be back in 1934. Bob Cobb, owner of the legendary Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, got a midnight hankering for something to eat. Midnight snacks can be some of the best meals. Anyway, he went pilfering through his restaurant’s industrial sized refrigerator pulling out a variety of leftover ingredients (hard-boiled eggs, lettuce, avocado, tomato, cooked chicken, blue cheese…) and proceeded to chop them into a massive salad. He snagged a few slices of crispy bacon from a line-cook on his way out. The Cobb Salad literally became an overnight sensation. Continue reading »
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