Who Invented Coleslaw?


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Coleslaw's roots can be traced back to the ancient Romans, who served cabbage with eggs, vinegar and spices; no specific person is credited with its invention. Since then, hundreds of variations have been concocted for this popular side dish.

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The first appearance of coleslaw in the United States took place when the Dutch founded New York. These people grew cabbage and used it in a dish they called "koosla."

In the early days of coleslaw's existence, cabbage was most often mixed with vinegar. When mayonnaise was invented in the mid-18th century, the coleslaw most people are familiar with was born.

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