Classic Salads Published Feb 12, 2010 10:00 AM Food Los Angeles's Brown Derby closed its doors long ago, but this classic salad, invented in 1937 by the restaurant's owner, Robert H. Cobb, lives on. André Baranowski SHARE Sometimes you can’t improve on a classic. SAVEUR magazine shares recipes from the Cobb salad to a traditional spinach salad with hot bacon dressing and more. Cobb Salad Los Angeles’s Brown Derby closed its doors long ago, but this classic salad, invented in 1937 by the restaurant’s owner, Robert H. Cobb, lives on. Chinese Chicken Salad Variations on this salad have been served in Los Angeles everywhere from the Fox Studios Commissary to Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois on Main. Jar Restaurant’s Chopped Salad A French- or Japanese-style mandoline works best for thinly slicing the vegetables in this chopped salad, which is based on a dish served at Jar Restaurant in Los Angeles. See this Recipe Todd Coleman Winter Salad with Buttermilk Dressing Walnuts, apple, and sliced beet add crunch and flavor to this wintertime salad. Leon Salad Our take on the popular Leon Salad served at La Scala in Beverly Hills calls for marinating chickpeas, salami, and cheese in a red wine vinaigrette. See this Recipe Todd Coleman Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing A hearty and classic salad is dressed with a rich mustard-chive bacon sauce. See the recipe for Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing » Chef’s Salad with American French Dressing This recipe for chef’s salad is based on one developed by Louis Diat, onetime chef at New York’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel and purported inventor of the dish. See this Recipe André Baranowski MORE TO READ RELATED The Pescatarian Asado: Reframing Argentina’s Native Bounty Jorgelina Mandarina is developing a new restaurant fed by her home province’s famed rivers. READ NOW RELATED Sheldon Simeon’s Essential Hawaiian Pantry Everything you need to start cooking like an... RELATED 10 Hawaiian Recipes to Transport You to the Islands Bring that beach vacation home.