Jefferson Adams is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. His poems, essays and photographs have appeared in Antioch Review, Blue Mesa Review, CALIBAN, Hayden's Ferry Review, Huffington Post, the Mississippi Review, and Slate among others.
He is a member of both the National Writers Union, the International Federation of Journalists, and covers San Francisco Health News for Examiner.com.
I guess I'm what you'd call a coleslaw purist. I never liked it much as a kid, and once I started to like it as an adult, I developed a taste for the most basic coleslaws. I don't want any jalepeños, or other snappy flavors, like whacky, sun-dried tomato aioli in my coleslaw.
In my distinctly modest opinion, coleslaw should never, ever be made with Miracle Whip. In my opinion, no one should ever even eat Miracle Whip, but, I digress.
Here's a simple, tasty recipe for coleslaw that will make a proud hit at your next barbecue or fish-fry.
6 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded carrot
1 cup mayonnaise
½ teaspoon celery seed
¼ cup white wine vinegar
¼ cup sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Combine cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, celery seed, sugar, salt and pepper. Mix dressing into cabbage mixture to taste, and chill in the refrigerator. Serve alongside your favorite dishes.