Day 16 of the #22daysofholidaycooking + #zerowaste #challenge gets us to Argenti…

Day 16 of the #22daysofholidaycooking + #zerowaste #challenge gets us to Argentina with the delicious #waldorfsalad. But first, some background. It was the late 1800s in the NYC’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel when this salad was first created by Oscar Tschirky, who was the Waldorf’s maître d’hôtel at the time. In 1893 at the hotel’s opening, a charity ball was held with a long list of distinguished guests in attendance. The Waldorf salad, as it will be later called, was first created for this event. The recipe was first published in 1896 in The Cook Book, by Oscar of the Waldorf. Thirty some years later, the recipe reappeared in The Rector Cook Book with a slight change, which included nuts and this is how the salad is prepared to this day. This hundred year old recipe has made its way around the world multiple times. It has remained mostly unchanged although slight variations based on local availability and preference still exist. In Argentina, although it is not as popular as the Russian salad (which I made a variation of for Romania so I won’t make it again), is it prepared during #Christmastime in many households. Although walnuts are a bit pricey here, many chose to make it because it’s light, refreshing and perfect for the hot summertime Christmas celebration in Argentina. The dish is #wastefree, with #ingredients purchased in #bulk. See this and more #recipes on my blog. I’m also detailing on each dish how it can be made waste free. #enjoy #vegetarianholidaydishes #vegetarianchristmasfood #zerowaste #22daychallenge #christmastraditions #christmastraditionsaroundtheworld #christmasaroundtheworld #newchallenge #zerowastelifestyle #makeholidayswastefree #december #decemberchallenge #lunchleftovers #vegetarian #zerowaste