Ceasar salad is a recipe that is more famous outside of Italy than within it. It was invented in 1924 by Cesare Cardini, an Italian chef who emigrated to the US. This salad quickly gained fame around the States, and then came back to Europe. The idea was to mix the flavours of Italy (Romaine lettuce, olive oil, garlic and Parmesan) with flavours of the new world. Today, the recipe counts many variations – with chicken, bacon, eggs etc. This one below is the classic Ceasar salad recipe.
Camille are the mini cakes of my childhood. Mum has always been picky when it came to food. In our home, we didn’t have a lot of sugary things to choose from as a snack – mostly, we got yoghurt or fruit. Sometimes, though, she’d buy some lovely little cakes made with almond meal, grated carrots and orange. I loved them. These are my attempt at reproducing them at home, years later, in a moment of nostalgia.