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Originally posted by AlchemistSwami
The salad's creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who operated restaurants in Mexico and the United States. Cardini was living in San Diego but also working in Tijuana where he avoided the restrictions of Prohibition. His daughter Rosa (1928–2003) recounted that her father invented the dish when a Fourth of July 1924 rush depleted the kitchen's supplies. Cardini made do with what he had, adding the dramatic flair of the table-side tossing "by the chef." A number of Cardini's staff have claimed to have invented the dish. Julia Child claimed to have eaten a Caesar salad at Cardini's restaurant when she was a child in the 1920s. Nonetheless, the earliest contemporary documentation of Caesar Salad is from a 1946 Los Angeles restaurant menu, twenty years after the 1924 origin asserted by the Cardinis.
so then how would one know which choice is actually correct, even if 2000 years off, if not why the choice...
The Roman Lex Regia (royal law), later the Lex Caesarea (imperial law) of Numa Pompilius (715–673 BC), required the child of a mother dead in childbirth be cut from her womb.  This seems to have begun as a religious requirement that mothers not be buried pregnant,  and to have evolved into a way of saving the fetus, with Roman practice requiring a living mother be in her 10th month of pregnancy before the procedure was resorted to, reflecting the knowledge that she could not survive the delivery.  Speculation that the Roman dictator Julius Caesar was born by the method now known as C-section is apparently false. Although Caesarean sections were performed in Roman times, no classical source records a mother surviving such a delivery, – the earliest recorded survival dates to 1500 AD – and Caesar's mother Aurelia Cotta lived to serve him as an advisor in his adulthood.