You guys, I truly do not know why, but I’ve been totally obsessed with Cobb salad for like a year now. It’s kind of a funny thing to be obsessed with in 2018, right? Not modern, not trendy…I don’t know. This composed salad, now an American classic, was invented at The Brown Derby restaurant in California during Hollywood’s Golden Age. I don’t normally have much of a connection with any of those things, but for the past few weeks I’ve been practicing a couple of songs from old movies for an upcoming event — so I’m gonna embrace this whole situation as thematically appropriate and just roll with it I think.
None of that really matters, because Cobb salad is friggin delicious, happy-making food. Main dish salads are the best. All that good stuff right there in a big, wide bowl with nothing in the way, AND a sauce. Show me a really good, really big salad and I’ll show you what it means to be a professional enthusiast. (I want that sweater, BTW, but think of how many Cobb salads you can eat for that price.) (more…)