I’m reposting this again…….
So your 8 desert island dishes would be?
Tricky isn’t it?
….to remind you of the concept…for Desert Island Discs you choose 8 tracks, you have a copy of the bible and complete works of Shakespeare. A book of choice and a luxury……and for Desert Island Dishes……..
What would your eight Desert Island Dishes be?
What would be your one dirty food, guilty pleasure be? (It’s probably one of your Desert Island Dishes.)
What works of culinary knowledge would you like to be your companion?
What would be your one cookbook of choice?
What would be your luxury?
…..and if you had to pick only one of those dishes over all others, what would it be and why?
Don’t fret about it too much…Here’s mine below, but they, like my musical choices often vary slightly, depending on my mood. So today my Desert Island Dishes are…..
Yukis black sesame aubergine
Stewed blackcurrants with homemade Panniccias icecream.
Mums roast chicken.
Cote de Boeuf at Engalin
Spaghetti con vongole, Vittorio’s Sicily
Sausage, mash and ketchup at home.
Wonton Soup (No noodles) from Vietnamese canteen.
On food and cooking from Harold Mcgee
Complete works of Claudia Roden.
Cookbook of choice would be Jane Grigson’s Fish book
Today I’ll pick the stewed black currants and Pannicia’s ice cream over all others. Because, black currants are so British, so seasonal and with icecream, my absolute favourite pudding as a kid. Sadly the company, owned by the Italian family Pannicia’s in Frome, (Somerset.) doesn’t exist any more. For years though it was a treasure of Frome. The icecream was not of the highest quality, but bought fresh and soft straight from the van, (that went round all the villages every sunday lunchtime.) with freshly stewed, (very slightly warm.) blackcurrants, I was in heaven.
My luxury would have to be unlimited pens and paper.
……Desert Island Disc of today too….Police and Thieves by The Clash