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Salad Cream

Posted by Gary on May 17, 2004

In Reply to: Salad Cream posted by Bruce Kahl on May 17, 2004

: : I've seen the word "salad cream" being used in contexts that are different from what I see in the dictionary meaning of the word "salad" or "salad dressing" or "salad cream". The idiomatic expression, I can only guess, is used in a manner of satire. What gives?

: I did not see anything satirical. It looks like a mayo based salad dressing, like a very thick Ranch.

Salad cream is a downmarket alternative to mayonaisse, beloved of some in the UK. John Cleese used the distinction between the two to comic effect in a Faulty Towers sketch.

It is the real thing but it has a charm of its own. Quite nice on baked beans I find.