Do you have a food memory that has always stuck with you?
Perhaps you ordered something thinking you knew what it was going to be and it turned out to be something else entirely, but in a good way.
Maybe Grandma made casseroles like no one else.
Or it could be those halcyon days at University living off deep fried sausages and porridge. Yum.
My top 3:
1. Roast Beef at Kincaid’s on Redondo Beach, Los Angeles
I was on a business trip and my American boss suggested I tried the roast beef. I didn’t like the sound of it – I mean British roast beef is at best dried up old leather swimming in thin gravy.
But not this roast beef. It was actually a massive steak (I think it was a sirloin) but here they roast a whole cow or something at a very low temperature for a very long time (like 50 Celsius for a whole day) and then slice off steaks and flash fry/’broil’ to order. It was unbelievable good with a salt crust. And wine, of course. I havent had roast beef in the UK since for fear of ruining the memory.
2. House Salad in Benahavis. Before we got married my wife and I stayed in this small Southern Spanish village. We went to a local restaurant and ordered a ‘Salad’ – plain and simple. We got the most stupendous concoction of tomato, lettuce, olives, tuna, eggs, asparagus and who knows what else.
I’ve never been able to recreate that at home and certainly never ordered a salad as good since!
3. Grandma’s tea – for some reason her tea was the best – not sure why – maybe she used full fat milk which you don’t really see anymore
What’s your favorite food memory?