The Waldorf salad was first created for a charity ball given in honor of the St. Mary’s Hospital for Children on March 14, 1896 at the Waldorf hotel in New York City.
Oscar Tschirky, who was the Waldorf’s maître d’hôtel and developed or inspired many of its signature dishes. The Waldorf is generally made of fresh apples, celery, grapes and walnuts, dressed in mayonnaise, and usually served on a bed of lettuce.
Root vegetables are so fun and versatile. You can eat them in a stew, a soup, raw, baked, or roasted – among other ways – and make a fantastic vehicle for almost any flavour profile. Be sure to taste them before using, so you can decide on quantity of each, based on your own personal preferences. This tart makes an excellent appetizer, brunch item or lunch with a side salad. Enjoy!