If foods were actors in movies, coleslaw would never be a star—only a supporting character at best. No one in the history of humanity has ever said, “[insert a Chris Rock voice] I want to go to restaurant ‘x’ because of the coleslaw.” It’s never happened. Not once.
At its best, coleslaw is like Hawkeye from the Avengers movies. He’s a great supporting character, but he’s not going to be the guy that defeats ‘Thanos.’
Coleslaw doesn’t have to be an afterthought.
I am a physician and trained chef. I specialize in gastroenterology and nutrition. Currently I work as the Associate Director of Adult Nutrition at the University of Chicago.