“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold , it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien.
Many times an ingredient in a tossed salad or slaw is so important to its overall success that omitting it from the recipe wreaks havoc for the customer. The traditional coleslaw pictured above is usually prepared with care and success. Sometimes the creamy ingredient in this preparation is omitted and the slaw loses its credibility. I have on a few occasions informed the people who prepare the slaw that it is dry and lacking that expected creamy texture. They cannot explain why that happens. My solution is to add a generous amount of mayonnaise to the dry mixture. Sometimes in life you just have to improvise. – gc