The recipe starts out raw — a mere idea — but aims for well done. The interval between hunch and lunch may be spent titrating salt and pepper or tossing out plate after disappointing plate. It’s not pretty.
Raise your hand if in the past 30 days you’ve hunched over a plate, tweaking filters here, adjusting warmth or structure there, all to create the perfect #foodgram. If you consider yourself a pro, you probably also stand on your chair to achieve the ever-popular overhead shot. All the while, your food goes cold and the temperament of your fellow diners grows colder.
A good roast beef sandwich is not so easy to come by these days — and this one really spoke to us, with an exterior crisped in golden chive butter; an interior with gooey cheese and thinly sliced, tender potatoes; and a creamy sauce (the “dip”) with the zing of horseradish.
I believe boxed macaroni and cheese tastes best in a mindless state, when thinking is kept to a minimum and familiarity sounds more enticing than excitement. I doubt any scientist would back me up, but you probably know what I'm talking about, right? Perhaps you're a bit stressed, and any decision hurts your head, or maybe your kids refuse to eat any other edible substance on earth. No need to explain. The box is there for you when you need it.
For more than two decades, Merlot has been a star grape with Washington winemakers, and while Cabernet Sauvignon has overtaken Merlot in acreage and importance with consumers, the supple red wine remains a dominant grape.
The story goes that John Montagu was such an inveterate gambler that he did not want to leave the gaming tables even to eat. So he called for meat to be brought to him between two slices of bread; that way, he could eat at the table and keep his fingers clean, thus saving the cards.
When’s the last time you made wraps at home? If you can’t remember, perhaps it’s because the sandwiches have devolved into predictable, overstuffed vehicles for chicken Caesar salad or thin slices of ham and turkey and limp green spinach leaves.