Tumbleweeds aren't native to America. They arrived through a contaminated flax shipment from Russia and are reportedly very tasty as a boiled vegetable or in salads. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalโ€ฆ
Paul Newman's friends loved his homemade salad dressing so much he started a company to sell it. That company, which now sells a variety of foods, gives 100% of its profits to charities. Newman never took any money and in just its first decade over 50 million dollars was given away. newmansownfoundation.org/โ€ฆ
Newman's Own started out as an inside joke between Paul Newman and friend and writer AE Hotchner, who would tease Newman for calling late at night just to 'talk about salad dressing'. They began making batches for holiday gifts. To date, over $500 million has gone to charities. vanityfair.com/news/2015/โ€ฆ
Pizza Hut restaurants in China stopped offering one trip salad bars- due to customer's creating elaborately engineered "salad towers" carefully balanced on one plate. kotaku.com/how-chinese-inโ€ฆ
The maรฎtre dโ€™ of the Waldorf Hotel in NYC for 50 years, Oscar Tschirky invented the velvet rope and the Waldorf salad smithsonianmag.com/historโ€ฆ
The Caesar Salad was not named for Julius Caesar but rather for itโ€™s inventor, an Italian restaurateur named Cesare Cardini who created the salad in his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico in 1924 bbc.com/travel/story/2019โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack in Oregon where the salad bars of ten restaurants were contaminated with salmonella. Prominent followers of an Indian mystic hoped to incapacitate the voting population of the city so their own candidates would win the election en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198โ€ฆ
In the early/mid-1900s, a dish called "candle salad" was popular. It involved a banana stuck through a pineapple wheel with whipped cream dripping off. It looked exactly like you'd imagine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canโ€ฆ
A McDonald's Caesar Salad has more calories, fat and salt than a Double Big Mac burger cbc.ca/beta/news/businessโ€ฆ
NBC refused to produce a Seinfeld episode whereโ€”in the scriptโ€”George got in trouble for saying heโ€™s never seen a black person ever order a salad. vanityfair.com/hollywood/โ€ฆ
Jell-O used to offer celery, tomato and โ€œItalian Saladโ€ flavors 11points.com/used-celery-โ€ฆ
In medieval times, all fruit and vegetables were cooked as it was believed that raw fruit and vegetables caused disease. One book from 1500 even warns: โ€œBeware of green salads and raw fruits, for they will make your master sickโ€. bl.uk/the-middle-ages/artโ€ฆ
Ron Schur became obsessed with the salad dressing at The Galley Restaurant. He kept asking what was in it and every time he was told it was a secret. Finally, an annoyed waitress asked him, "If you want to know so badly, why donโ€™t you buy the fucking place?" In 1989, he did. thegalleyrestaurant.net/#โ€ฆ
Surrealist painter Salvador Dalรญ and the Marx Brothers had planned on making a movie called "Giraffes on Horseback Salad" together, but it was never produced. A graphic novel was eventually made based on the screenplay. npr.org/2019/04/07/710032โ€ฆ
The 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack was the food poisoning of 751 individuals in The Dalles, Oregon, through the deliberate contamination of salad bars at ten local restaurants with Salmonella. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198โ€ฆ
The Caesar salad is named after the Italian restaurateur Caesar Cardini, who first created the salad in his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caeโ€ฆ
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) taproots can penetrate soil up to 3 to 6 meters (10 to 15 ft). All parts of the plant can be eaten and are found in salads, roasted, fried, or made into wine, tea, or a coffee-like drink. Dandelions have a taste similar to chicory or endive with a bitter tinge. columbia.edu/itc/cerc/danโ€ฆ
A Caesar salad at McDonald's contains more calories and fat, as well as less protein, than a double Big Mac cbc.ca/news/business/mcdoโ€ฆ
Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson accidentally recommended the toxic, psychoactive henbane as a "tasty addition to salads" in the August 2008 issue of Healthy and Organic Living magazine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyoโ€ฆ
Before 2012 the largest buyer of kale in the US was Pizza Hut, and they only used it as garnish around their salad bar npr.org/2015/03/19/393823โ€ฆ
Carrageenan has been harvested since 600AD & is used in applications including ice cream, salad dressing, beer, processed ham, toothpaste, Fruit Gushers, firefighting foam, shampoo, air freshener gel, shoe polish, soy milk, diet soda, pet food, personal lube, & veggie hot dogs... among others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carโ€ฆ
In 1984 a cult spread salmonella on salad bars at restaurants in an Oregon city. They hoped to incapacitate the local population so that their candidates would win local elections. It was the first and single largest bioterrorist attack in US history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198โ€ฆ
Paul Newman started a salad dressing company as a joke. Writer AE Hotchner made fun of him for calling at any hour just to talk about something as banal as salad dressing. The brand was born shortly thereafter. mashed.com/79646/untold-tโ€ฆ
The Caesar Salad was invented in Tijuana Mexico, not Rome, in 1924 by Caesar Cardini en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caeโ€ฆ
Both the McDonald's caeser salad and kale salad has more calories, salt and fat than a Big Mac. cnbc.com/2016/02/04/mcdonโ€ฆ
A McDonald's southwest salad has more calories than a Bacon McDouble cheeseburger isitunhealthy.com/is-eatiโ€ฆ
Today I learned of the fruit cocktail or fruit salad tree. Created by grafting, they can grow up to 6 different fruits on a single tree. blogs.scientificamerican.โ€ฆ
The presence of healthy options, like salad, on a menu makes people more likely to choose an unhealthy food like french fries. This is because of "vicarious goal fulfillment", where even just thinking of ordering a salad can make people feel they deserve a reward. fuqua.duke.edu/duke-fuquaโ€ฆ
While Andrรฉ 3000 from OutKast was a vegan for fifteen years, he recently gave it up, saying "Socially it became horrible. I was kind of just sitting at home eating a salad." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andโ€ฆ
The title of Frasier's Theme Song (Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs) was because "these were things that were 'mixed up' โ€ฆ like Frasier Crane's patients." vulture.com/2012/04/frasiโ€ฆ
The kale salad with dressing at McDonaldโ€™s has more calories than a Double Big Mac cbc.ca/news/business/mcdoโ€ฆ
The Caesar salad was invented in Tijuana because of prohibition. amp.timeinc.net/foodandwiโ€ฆ
...Small framed 120 lb Molly Schuyler smashed the world record on April 19th 2015 by eating three 72 ounce steaks, 3 shrimp cocktails, 3 baked potatoes, 3 salads & 3 bread rolls in 20 minutes. The โ€˜Texas Kingโ€™ is free to anyone than can eat it in an hour or less at The Big Texan, Amarillo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theโ€ฆ
Once upon a time, there was vegetable-flavored Jell-O, meant for salads. There was a celery flavor and a mixed vegetable flavor. clickamericana.com/topicsโ€ฆ
Through the process of grafting (splicing trees together by hand), you can grow multiple kinds of fruit on the same tree. These trees are called 'fruit salad trees'. fruitsaladtrees.com
German inventor Philip Reis constructed a telephone in 1861 (15 years before Alexander Graham Bell) and the first words he spoke into it were "Das Pferd frisst keinen Gurkensalat" (the horse eats no cucumber salad). edinformatics.com/inventiโ€ฆ
A sly foodie convinced upper class Americans not to ever wash their salad bowls. The idea was that the dressing would cure the wooden bowl over time and make better and better salads. The real result was a rancid, smelly bowl. The practice continued for thirty years. articles.latimes.com/1999โ€ฆ
Before the kale fad of 2013, Pizza Hut was one of the largest purchasers of kale. They used it ornamentally to decorate the salad bars. bostonmagazine.com/healthโ€ฆ
There is a "Fruit Salad Tree" which can grow up to 6 different types of fruit. fruitsaladtrees.com/
Caesar salads are named after Chef Caesar Cardini, not Julius Caesar. snopes.com/food/origins/cโ€ฆ
Caesar Salad was invented in Tijuana, Mexico during Prohibition in order to feed a rush of American tourists for the 4th of July en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caeโ€ฆ
A man jokingly started a Kickstarter to fund a bowl of potato salad. When the fund grew to over $50,000 he decided to throw a potato salad block party. huffingtonpost.com/2014/0โ€ฆ
Miracle Whip is a salad dressing, because the U.S. FDA requires that anything labeled as "mayonnaise" must contain a minimum of 65 percent vegetable oil by weight. realsimple.com/food-recipโ€ฆ
In German there is a word for when cables under the desk tangle and create a mess: Kabelsalat (Cable Salad) germany.info/Vertretung/uโ€ฆ
In 2014 a man set up a kickstarter to get ingredients to make his first ever potato salad and ended up receiving $53,000 dispatch.com/content/storโ€ฆ
Some McDonald's salads have more calories than the burgers people.com/food/11-surpriโ€ฆ
There's a cult that opens delis in each area it has a division, luring new members in with delicious looking sandwiches, smoothies and salads. sandiegoreader.com/news/2โ€ฆ
Caesar salad was invented in Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caeโ€ฆ
Caesar salads originated in Mexico, not related to the Rulers of Rome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caeโ€ฆ
The Caesar Salad is named after Caesar Cardini, an Italian American hotel owner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caeโ€ฆ

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