Is salad dressing just lettuce gravy? “Cooks coined new word for salad dressing...’lettuce gravy’ I don’t know about that one...” was cited on Twitter on February 25, 2011. “I have heard some regions of Arkansas refer to salad dressing as ‘lettuce gravy’” was cited on Twitter on June 15, 2011.
American comedian and author Jim Gaffigan popularized the line in 2014. “Salad dressing is just lettuce gravy” was a popular tweet on May 28, 2014. Gaffigan wrote in the book Food: A Love Story (2014):
“Salad dressing is lettuce gravy. It’s there to mask the inadequacies.”
Wikipedia: Jim Gaffigan
James Christopher “Jim” Gaffigan (born July 7, 1966) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice-over artist, and author. His humor largely revolves around fatherhood, observations, and (most notably) food. He is also regarded as a “clean” comic, using little profanity in his routines. He has had several successful comedy specials, including Mr. Universe and Jim Gaffigan:Obsessed, both of which received Grammy nominations. His memoir, Dad Is Fat (2013) and his most recent book, Food: A Love Story (2014), are both published by Crown Publishers. He co-created and currently stars in a TV Land television series based on his life called The Jim Gaffigan Show.
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Cooks coined new word for salad dressing..."lettuce gravy” I don’t know about that one…
1:12 PM - 25 Feb 2011
@TomHaverfoods Salad Dressing is Lettuce Gravy! #TomHaverfoods #ParksandRec
7:17 PM - 27 Apr 2011
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@PhilBacharach I have heard some regions of Arkansas refer to salad dressing as “lettuce gravy.” Is cream or brown still a choice?
2:02 PM - 15 Jun 2011
I’m calling salad dressing “lettuce gravy.” I’m bringing it back.
10:35 AM - 14 Oct 2011
A Love Story
By Jim Gaffigan
New York, NY: Three Rivers Press
I don’t even like lettuce on a cheeseburger. I need salad dressing. Without a heavy dose of salad dressing I feel like I’m eating a bag of yard work. Salad dressing is lettuce gravy. It’s there to mask the inadequacies.
Salad dressing is just lettuce gravy.
10:11 PM - 28 May 2014