Another national holiday celebrating another nation’s food…
IT’S NATIONAL YORKSHIRE PUDDING DAY!
Picture pudding. You probably just thought of some chocolatey or vanillay goo that can be gobbled up with a spoon pretty easily.
Not that kind of pudding today.
In the UK, pudding is really just a word for what happens when you mix eggs, flour, and milk, and make a popover-y pastry kind of thing. And usually that means with MEAT. None of this namby pamby sweet stuff. Meat.
Luckily for us we have a pub in town (a few actually) that serves food of the British Isles. It’s called Merlin’s Rest, and it’s very fun.
If you’re gonna go British, grab a cider.
Meaty and potatoy. The way life should be.
Tomorrow is National Dessert Day and World Egg Day!
IT’S NATIONAL WELSH RAREBIT DAY AND INTERNATIONAL BACON DAY!
We know Harley Morenstein would probably be spending today bathing in a tub full of bacon. Bacon is amazing. If we had our way, we would be eating the bacon at Manny’s Steakhouse every day. It looks like this:
They make it with Nueske’s pork belly. Bacon may be hyped up everywhere you go, and the words “applewood smoked” have started to just look like the word “the” as far as prevalence, but it has good reason. Today we had some at lunch at Mill Valley Kitchen.
Alright. Raise your hand if you can name more than two Welsh foods. That’s what we thought. We don’t mean to be offensive. The UK has given us foods like Fish n Chips. Or has it? (Spoiler alert: Spanish Jews brought fried fish to England in the 17th century.)
Welsh Rarebit is one of those foods that people might know the name but not what it is. No it’s not Rabbit. Common misconception, as that was originally the name of the food. And the word “rarebit” has no other use in the English language than for Welsh Rarebit. It’s basically just a cheese sauce. It’s good! We used Alton Brown’s recipe.
2 Tbsp butter
Whisk in 2 tbsp of flour, then dijon mustard, worcestershire, salt, pepper, and a half cup of some Porter beer.
Look at it go!
Add 3/4 cup heavy cream
Slowly whisk in some shredded cheddar (shreddar)
Pour over toast! We ate it with steak.
A sentence that was said after dinner: “What else can we put this cheese sauce on?”
- Graham cracker was pretty good, actually.
- Marshmallow was not.
- Crackers were excellent, as you could imagine.
Tomorrow is National Macadamia Nut Day!