9 January 2004
Let us all now veg out
Baldilocks reads the terms of the Official Salads Act:
Anyone who uses iceberg lettuce in a salad should be shot.
Croutons and bacon bits are masks for a salad prepared by a lazy salad-maker. If your ingredients are good, fresh and varied, you don't need that caca.
No yellow, orange or white dressings should be used. Hey, if you want to hide the taste of your salad, just tear up some iceberg, chop up a big, fat tomato and pour Thousand Island all over it. Blech.
Thousand Island has always struck me as overwrought, though it's difficult to find variations in the range of, say, 350 to 600 Island.
Other than that, I think I'd be fortunate to score higher than a D-plus on this admittedly strict set of requirements. And that's a shame, because:
If you think salads are boring, you're missing out on one of the great pleasures of eating. Time, attention and varied ingredients are all that are required. Donít forget to make it beautiful as well. Eating is almost as much about the eye as it is about the tongue.
Mental note: This is probably not the ideal day to hit the drive-thru at Whataburger.