Rossini’s salad recipe

“Take the oil from Provence, English mustard, vinegar from France, a little ‘lemon, pepper, salt, beat and mix together; then add a few truffles, cut into thin slices. Truffles gives this dressing a sort of halo, made especially to fascinate a glutton. The Cardinal Secretary of State, who I met in recent days, gave me for this discovery, his apostolic blessing”

Source: “Gioacchino Rossini”, Gioacchino Rossini Gourmet, accessed 1 April 2010.