Tag Archives: Sandwich

Enjoying the Blues

4 Dec

Blue cheese was a relatively rare product only a few years ago, sold exclusively through boutique food stores and cheesemongers. With money came a craving for a sophisticated lifestyle and what could be more suave than acting like a Frenchman glugging red wine while scarfing down some seriously smelly cheese? The celtic tiger may have left us penniless but we have plenty of cheese and wine to salve our fiscal problems. Thankfully we have also realised that we have produce capable of competing with the best from Britain and France – on the cheese front at least, despite global warming our weather system is still not conducive to productive viticulture. Continue reading

Crackling good pulled pork

17 Sep

To me the pulled pork sandwich is quintessentially American. A sandwich so perfect in its simplicity (slow cooked pork shoulder, coleslaw and bun) that its southern roots have crept steadily and across the continent. It seems every time I watch the Food Network I’m witnessing yet another new presenter munching their way through  the “best pulled pork sandwich in America”. I’m not complaining I’m just envious because I’m destined to live a life devoid of juicy pork sandwiches or so I thought. Turns out my local butcher sells pork shoulders, something the entire universe already knows but after years of supermarket shopping  I forgot that meat isn’t naturally pre sliced into convenient cuts and packaged in neat little containers. The raw meat aisle is as close to the farmyard as I’ve gotten in recent years unfortunately. Continue reading