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Sexy Italian Salads August 17, 2015

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic Italian Dishes, Classic Salads.
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The Ingredients for Sexy Italian Salads

The Ingredients for Sexy Italian Salads

Sometimes everything comes together and it all becomes clear. For, example, most people think of salads and can’t get excited. Well, that has all changed for me. Let me tell you how I got to this new place. (more…)

Salade Niçoise – The Perfect Al Fresco Lunch August 12, 2013

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic French Dishes, Classic Salads, Recipes.
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Salade Niçoise

Salade Niçoise

There are a lot of fun things to do al fresco, although some things, which we might have done in our college years, may seem less appropriate now.   But, who knows, after trying this salad with a cold, crisp white wine, anything could happen.

My wife has suggested that I stop daydreaming and fantasizing and get on with it. (more…)

Caprese Salad – The Best Way to Start the Summer June 5, 2013

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Sometimes I look at people on the street and think that each one has a story – someone loves them and they love somebody – some have had great happiness or great sadness.  I find myself wanting to know their stories.  The same thing happens to me with recipes, especially with the classic dishes.  I want to know their story.

Caprese salad is a good example. (more…)

Caesar Salad – An American Classic July 26, 2012

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic American Dishes, Classic Salads, Recipes.
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Caesar Salad with Spaghetti alla Carbonara

After WWI a young Italian named Caesar Cardini emigrated to America and settled in San Diego.  He worked in hotels and restaurants while he learned English.  But, Italians have something in their DNA that prompts them to get into the restaurant business, so he opened a restaurant in San Diego in 1923.  The restaurant business wasn’t easy in those days, or did we forget that in 1920, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed and the country entered the era of Prohibition.  Young Caesar wisely spotted this as an opportunity, and he opened a restaurant in Tijuana – 15 miles south of San Diego, but across the border and free of rules about alcohol.  He opened Caesar’s Place in 1924 and later Caesar’s Café and finally Hotel Caesar’s, which still exists today. (more…)

Magic Chinese Salad August 19, 2011

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Magic Chinese Salad

The average male thinks about sex 72 times per day.  If you don’t believe me, try counting. (more…)

Hand Cut Asian Cole Slaw August 18, 2011

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Hand Cut Asian Cole Slaw

Hand Cut Asian Cole Slaw

I once took this dish to a party and told everyone endlessly that they had to try my Hand Cut Asian Cole Slaw. (more…)

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