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Friday, July 31, 2009

PILCHARDS ON TOAST: SOMETIMES THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE BRING THE MOST PLEASURE




For the last few days I have been, shall we say, living it large as I travelled up to Scotland for the launch of Glenfiddich's astonishing 50 year old whisky (post soon to come) While I was there amongst all the proper whisky experts, I was incredibly well taken care of with great food and, of course, lots and lots of superb Scotch to sample.

However, just as I found when I was on the road for a year and as I am finding now with research for EATING FOR BRITAIN, most of the time my cravings are not for fine dining, smart restaurants or even eating out at all.

Right now, after a week on the road, all I wanted for lunch was something comforting. It could have been scrambled eggs, it could have been as simple as a bowl of chicken soup or it could have been a thick bacon sandwich.

For some reason, however, when I awoke this morning, I had a huge craving for Pilchards on toast. I have no idea why and I cannot actually recall the last time I felt the urge to open a tin and heat up its contents. But, there it was and a short shopping trip to Waitrose later for a tin of Cornish Pilchards and some rye bread, my meal was ready.


Bloody lovely it was too and it reminded me, if I needed reminding, that sometimes, the most pleasure can be found in the most simple of things.

Now, I wonder how it might go with that £10,000 Whisky?

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5 Comments:

Blogger Passport Foodie said...

Bravo!

I crave bacon sandwiches most mornings, but being in America, it is very hard to get HP Sauce and I would never eat a bacon sandwich without it. In fact, it's hard to get good bacon as well. Just doesn't taste the same. :(

Passport Foodie

Friday, July 31, 2009 2:25:00 pm  
Blogger Food Urchin said...

Pilchards on toast! Now I haven't had that in a long time, did you give yours a sprinkling of malt vinegar?

Saturday, August 01, 2009 11:16:00 am  
Blogger Hermano 2 said...

@Food Urchin

I was unaware of that combination. Now I have to go and buy another tin

S

Saturday, August 01, 2009 11:50:00 am  
Anonymous Harters said...

Oh, yeah, you have to have vinegar.

My "poorly food" is the tinned pilchard or sardine sandwich. Plastic white sliced; sardines mashed with Sarsons and pepper. Restorative or wot!

J

Sunday, August 02, 2009 4:41:00 pm  
Blogger Browners said...

Right. My next breakfast is going to be pilchards on toast. Seems I haven't yet lived.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 9:49:00 am  

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