Does this country have room for the Italian-American?

May 17, 2021 130

Do you like salad? I do. My favorite is a good cobb salad. I like it because of all the different flavors and textures. You have crispy bacon and creamy avocado next to some nice blue cheese, eggs, and chicken all in one bowl. What’s not to like? In my opinion, the worse thing you can do to a cobb salad is to add salad dressing. Why disguise all those beautiful flavors? Why hide all that variety under glops ranch or green goddess?

A funny thing happened to me the other day at lunch while I was eating a cobb salad. I realized that it was a great example of the United States of America. When I made this observation to my son-in-law, Ryan, he said it is the old question of whether the United States was a melting pot or a salad. I don’t want the United States to be the great melting pot, as some have called it. 

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