Any variations???

Let us draw your attention to a now-infamous episode of the television program In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs, where Julia Child took Texas chef Dean Fearing to task for making a Caesar Salad with red jalapeno peppers, lime juice, cilantro, hot pepper sauce, balsamic vinegar, and smoked garlic, in addition to one or two traditional ingredients. In her companion cookbook, Child wrote Fearing’s concoction “has nothing at all to do with Caesar salad, but our chef may call it whatever he wishes….”

There are variations for nearly every recipe – countless ones for those that have been around for centuries.

We have already made Elizabeth David’s minimalist Pommes Lyonnaise recipe available to you, which she assures us is authentic, and Wolfgang Puck’s more modern version, which varies only marginally.

For a variation from Dean Fearing or another cutting-edge chef, which will presumably will include ripe green olives, jicama, fig jam, and hoisin sauce, you may want to look elsewhere.