Talk:Seven-layer salad

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Rewrite needed[edit]

This bizarre article attempts to argue that "seven-layer salad" is currently a popular American dish produced by restaurant chefs, yet the article also neglects to mention that it may have been popular fifty years ago in select U.S. states, and that no chef of any status would dream of making such a monstrosity, let alone think of making it in 2009. This is a good example of how not to write an article. Viriditas (talk) 10:07, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but I don't see that at all, not even when going back in the history. There's only one note on a contemporary (chef's) version, and that sort of specificity was no doubt inspired by WP's policy of referencing a point (which often calls for a specific example) rather than rely on a general statement or observation. I think the article is fine, and I don't say that just because I worked on it a little bit. Drmies (talk) 06:05, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

A couple more sources[edit]

I will try to work these in when I get a chance or someone else can. [1] (Page not available online) Jeanne Bice's quacker factory Christmas By Jeanne Bice page 222. Mentioned in this book [2]. ChildofMidnight (talk) 19:07, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Unsourced Rita Mae Brown edits[edit]

Removed edits stating that author Rita Mae Browne was a "devotee" and sourced to google book summaries were reverted. Looking up the page numbers listed in the cites show only minor passing mentions of the salad in her books, not anything that could ever be even remotely used to support this statement. Whatever games are going on with all these articles, please do not play them at the expense of real people, no matter how innocuous the information associated with them seems to be. Please remove the edits or provide satisfactory reliable sourcing for the statements related to BLP. Flowanda | Talk 08:52, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

If you dispute the accuracy of the word "devotee", wouldn't a rephrase be the appropriate way to correct that? I don't understand how wholesale removal improves the article or the encyclopedia. ChildofMidnight (talk) 15:39, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
The entire paragraph is and was misleading, and you know it. "The phrase 'seven-layer salad' is mentioned in two Rita Mae Brown books and in the same article as Barack Obama" is accurate, but unimportant. The shame is that there are probably decent sources out there for all these articles, but you do what you want. Flowanda | Talk 17:09, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
And it's clear from this page exchange the disdain you have for both this article and other editors. The upside is that this article ultimately does and will have value despite whatever intent you may have had in creating it. Flowanda | Talk 19:03, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
I think that editor was kidding and making fun of me (or at least joking around). But interpretations can and do differ. ChildofMidnight (talk) 20:51, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Why is it important that a particular writer likes this hideous thing? 124.169.6.79 (talk) 05:47, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Food science article?[edit]

I was wishing there is a way to link to the television because I just saw a great piece on history channel about 7 layered salad so I came here to look it up. It is as old as the civil war and was a staplety of the south. 71.52.196.100 (talk) 02:16, 20 November 2012 (UTC)