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Friday, August 18, 2006



LET'S GRAB SOME TAKEOUT FROM DEAN AND DELUCA

Very often food, as in life, is at its best when kept simple. Not having anything particular in mind today I hopped on a tube to Borough Market to brave the Friday lunchtime hordes and find something nice for tea. First stop Northfield Farm. The pork looked particulary good so I got a thick cut chop of Gloucester Old Spot. Swerving niftily around the hundreds of baby buggies in the area I went long on pork with a selection of Polish sausage from the fantastic Topolski. After DH’s visit to Brussels I had a notion for some Cantillon so I ducked into Utobeer and scored a bottle of Catillon’s Rose de Gambrinus (the patron saint of beer). A quick double espresso at Monmouth Coffee and then back to work but not before picking up some of Flour Power’s superb cheese straws and on impulse a lovely looking and smelling fresh bread-roll.

So eventually the grind was over and I got home. The oven went on and a stiff drink prepared. I seasoned the chop and poked in some sage here and there. I stood the chop upright so there would be some cripiness in all the right places and put it in the oven for about 20 mins. Some Bramley’s went in a pan for an impromptu apple sauce.

When the chop was done I rested it then split the bread roll and rubbed the halves in the pork juices. I slathered one half in Dijon mustard and layered seasoned slices of the pork (including some of the fat) with some of the tart apple sauce. I topped the whole with some of the hot, crispy crackling. The best pork roll ever, pefectly complemented by the very tart lambic. A very good start to le weekend.
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