No Romaine at the grocery store?

By November 15, 2020 Fresh Ideas

– Can I still make a Caesar?

We looked for romaine lettuce at the grocery stores in Amherst.  Nothing available.  We thought of the local growers.  No-one is growing indoor hydroponic lettuce.  We went to grocery chains in Moncton:  No Romaine.  This is a pretty serious indicator that we have a food security issue.  Not that romaine is important, but it shows us how dependant we are on outside sources.

I didn’t particularly want to have a Caesar Salad on the menu, to be honest.  I hadn’t had one in years.  Here was my discussion with Jonah:  

Jonah:  ‘You don’t have a Caesar on the menu?’

Me: ‘No’

Jonah: ‘Oh come on, why not?’ (With a smile)

Me:  ‘They’re nothing outstanding.  Flavourless lettuce, dry crunchy or even gummy croutons, ‘bacon’, parmesan cheese, and some ‘sauce’… blah.’   ‘Everyone has a ‘Caesar’, maybe people can get it elsewhere if that’s their thing?’ 

Jonah:  ‘Yes.  Understood.  But everyone loves a GOOD Caesar.  The others in town don’t have YOUR bacon, toasted naan croutons, fresh parm, fresh lemons, or MY SAUCE! (Big smile)

Me: ‘Fair.  Let’s try it’ 

Sure enough, people love it.  As Jonah said: ‘It’s the quality that makes it stand out’

But, if we can’t get romaine, is it a Caesar Salad?  We’ll do what we can (like adjusting to a different lettuce) but we’ll have to start addressing this romaine issue, among other things, if we want to have consistent access to the variety we like. 

caesar salad

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The Caesar Video

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