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Salads: easy to eat but hard to define

Great article (“The Salad Eaters,” April 23). One thing: What is salad?

It isn’t just something with greens or veggies or fruits, because there are meat salads. It isn’t just a mixture of ingredients; otherwise, how would it be different than a casserole or stew? It isn’t whether it’s hot or cold, because salads can be either. It isn’t just a matter of whether it’s “dressed” or not; e.g. Jell-O salads.

So, what is the definition of a salad? We all seem to know what one is, but I’ve never actually heard or seen a cogent definition.

April Kelcy

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