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Amy Wisniewski 's "Greek" salad

jepeverill Jun 18, 2012 11:20 AM

Nonsense. This is an American salad. Greeks don't "sprinkle" their feta onto a salad in little bitty bits. And they don't use lettuce. This is completely phony. Has she ever been to Greece? You won't see that there.
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PS--This is an insipid tasteless salad

Here's a picture of a real Greek salad

  1. carolinadawg Jun 19, 2012 06:08 AM

    Guess you missed the part about:

    "gets a crunchy boost from nontraditional romaine lettuce."

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    1. re: carolinadawg
      jepeverill Jun 19, 2012 08:45 AM

      Actually I did not miss it. This sort of disclaimer only accentuates my argument. Hey, why not scatter potato chips on it? A nifty crunch boost. Who wants a crunchy boost anyway? Sorry. The European cucumber gives it plenty/sufficient "crunch".

      1. re: jepeverill
        carolinadawg Jun 19, 2012 08:52 AM

        The point is, the author acknowledged the non-traditional nature of the lettuce. Deep breaths.

        1. re: ChinoWayne
          Quine Jun 20, 2012 05:02 AM

          While I do not have that "Piled Higher & Deeper" pretense, (how gauche!) I am able to quickly research online to find this statement (surprisingly, the first of About 26,400,000 results):

          "The term "Greek salad" is also used in North America, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom to refer to a lettuce salad with Greek-inspired ingredients, dressed with oil. Lettuce, tomatoes, feta, and olives are the most standard elements in an American-style "Greek salad", but cucumbers, peperoncini, bell peppers, radishes, dolmades, anchovies/sardines and pickled hot peppers are common."
          Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_salad

    2. Jacquilynne Jun 19, 2012 05:56 AM

      It is okay to comment on CHOW content here, but since it's a specific recipe you have an issue with, you may also want to leave this as a comment on the recipe itself: http://www.chow.com/recipes/29620-bas...

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