When I lived in New York, a Hero was a sandwich - well, a soft roll filled with Italian meat and cheese. Also called a Hoagie, and very much like what we Londoners call a Panino. One could imagine that many people out working this spring in both cities were eating a lot of them. …
Month: July 2020
Beautiful gardens, Judith and Melissa
Beautiful summer flowers
Salmon salad tacos
Cook the salmon portion in a pan or under the grill. Once cooked, squeeze over plenty of lime juice and a grind of black pepper. Leave while you make the salad. Put a teaspoonful of oil and vinegar in a largish bowl. Then add the lettuce leaves, endive, spring onions, sliced peppers, coriander/dill leaves, chilli, garlic pepper and salt. Toss them all together.
Southern cornbread, Virginia
I’ve searched in vain for cornbread in my favourite Southern novel, Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding. The book is stuffed full of good things to drink and eat - cherry bounce and coconut bread, ham and biscuits. Biscuits though are something else entirely and, in any case, at Shellmound the Fairchilds’ bread comes in silver baskets. I doubt that it’s cornbread.
Norfolk. The home of the root vegetable. Indoors, we ate mashed carrot and swede, roast parsnips, pot roast turnips, baked potatoes, pickled beetroot. Outside there were clamps of sugar beet and mangles everywhere. But I cannot remember ever eating or seeing celeriac. Technically a swollen hypocotyl, celeriac starts off knobbly and tough-looking but by the …