Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Cheese and pickle?
I’m so excited about the sandwich I made myself for lunch today. It’s potato bread, Dijon mustard, baby spinach, cheddar cheese and ploughman’s pickle (which is sort of like chutney.) Yum! The Dijon added some lovely depth. I first had cheese and “pickle” sandwiches when we were in England last summer and I couldn’t get enough of them. The best was Wensleydale cheese, carrot chutney and arugula on multigrain bread. We learned that in England, when you ask for pickles, you get chopped up fruits and vegetables in a sticky dark vinegary sauce, kind of like chutney. When Junior asked for pickles for her hamburger at one pub, she got a very confused look from the bartender. After some discussion (seriously, we should have brought an English-English dictionary with us)he realized what she really wanted were called gherkins. And he was still confused. Why would you put THAT on a hamburger?