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Trivia: The Origin of Cobb Salad

The first Cobb salad was made from leftovers.

The story goes like this: In the late 1930s, LA's famous Brown Derby restaurant owner Bob Cobb went to fix a late night snack for Sid Grauman, the owner of Grauman's Chinese Theater. He took leftovers from the refrigerator and chopped them up finely because Grauman was suffering from a toothache. Grauman loved the salad so much that Cobb added it to the menu. (Photo: kk+ [Flickr])


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There's an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" where another character claims his grandfather invented Cobb Salad, and Larry doubts this and looks up the true story (as above). Larry was right, but... he has to make a "thing" of it, doesn't he?!
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