I would like to add that for me, the Cobb Salad has whole other significance. I should probably use this as an opportunity to confess (especially since we seem to be enjoying the spirit of confession these days): I am a TV junkie. I know, I know, it's disgusting. I should be ashamed of myself because TV is the demise of intelligent life, yeah, yeah, yeah. In my defense, I
And The L Word. Oh, the glorious L Word. I've been pretty addicted to the L Word since I discovered it years ago. I think its interesting and intelligent and well-made, and well, I just love it. One of the main couples in the show (that all the fans root for) is Bette and Tina. In the beginning of the fourth season, when they've broken up for good and all the Bette/Tina fans were just crushed, they went out to eat (to discuss matters other than their relationship) and both ordered a Cobb Salad. Nothing more was said about the Cobb Salad, but I think to all the Bette/Tina fans, we knew those Cobb Salads were symbols of how much the two of them still had in common, so much they still shared. Those Cobb Salads gave us hope, when we thought there would be no more Bette/Tina. Now that was season four, and season five just ended and sure enough, Bette and Tina got back together. The L Word creator, Ilene Chaiken, does these little podcasts after each episodes where she cooks up something that relates to the show and describes the process of making that particular episode. For the season finale of season five, she made Cobb Salad Wraps (as in, "That's a wrap! Season's over!"). She never mentioned the significance of the Cobb Salad part of the wraps, but I remembered that fateful episode in season four, and I reveled in the deliciousness of Ilene's choice.
That's enough ranting and raving about the L Word and the Cobb Salad, but needless to say, its more than just a salad to me. It was recently announced that the next season of the L Word, t he sixth season, would be the last season. So I'm posting this recipe in honor of all things L Word. That said, here are the ingredients for a real Cobb Salad. Just mix them up and enjoy! It doesn't have to be that serious, I promise.
*Also, this is my entry for the Nutriferia Springtime Salad Roundup. Yayyy salads!
fried turkey bacon
romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped
chicken breast, cooked and diced
crumbled Roquefort or Blue cheese