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Dinner Tonight: Roasted Caper Caesar Salad

The Caesar salad is, when done properly, one of my favorite things to eat. Obviously anything you get out of a bottle is not going to meet this requirement, but the dressing itself is not all that difficult to make. Once you've tasted the clean, creamy, bright flavor of the real thing, going back to the bottle is impossible. More

Simple Vinaigrette

Note: Why bother emulsifying your vinaigrette? Read about the science of emulsions. [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] This recipes make a cup of vinaigrette. Extra vinaigrette can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator indefinitely. About the author: Become... More

Toasted Almond Vinaigrette

Note: Why bother emulsifying your vinaigrette? Read about the science of emulsions. [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] This recipes make a cup of vinaigrette. Extra vinaigrette can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator indefinitely. About the author: Become... More

Ancient Salad Dressing From Under the Sea

Discovery Channel Scientists analyzing the DNA from containers found in a 2,400-year-old Greek shipwreck have discovered some of the world's oldest wine and salad dressing. The DNA was extracted from two transport jars known as amphora, which appeared empty but had actually absorbed their contents into their ceramic interiors. The first amphora is thought to have contained herb-infused olive oil, possibly preserved for so many years thanks to oregano's antioxidant properties. The DNA from the second amphora indicates that it either contained mastic, which is an aromatic resin, or pistachio nuts. Since the particular design of the amphora is associated with wine shipments, the researchers think the container likely held mastic-flavored wine. According to researcher Brendan Foley, the success of... More

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