Monday, October 20, 2008

Branston Pickle


Mick Harley recounts a wonderful meeting with ET creatures, resulting in a "feeling of peace and serenity". That uncertain feeling became a positivist experience when, after the encounter, he went home and had "one of the best cheese and pickle sandwiches ".

The cheese in the sandwich was "cheddar: the more mature the better" and the pickle was Branston Pickle.

Ingredients:

2 Slices of White Bread
Cheddar Cheese
Branston Pickle

Instructions:

Lay a piece of bread on your chopping board, and chop 3 thick slices of cheddar cheese and place on bread.

Spread a layer of Branston Pickle on to the cheese.
Perhaps when you bite into this sandwich, the taste will evoke recollections of aliens and woods, a Proust-like involuntary memory by proxy, and you too will be engulfed in peace and serenity and especially alerted taste buds..

6 Comments:

At 12:12 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you have tried this great savory food. Other sublime British delicacies include Welsh Rarebit, Marmite sandwiches, and fried bread with tomatoes. Their only competitor is pita with olive oil and zaatar.

 
At 12:35 AM EDT, Anonymous nwo/escapevelocity said...

Is Marmite like "beef paste" or something?

 
At 8:05 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marmite is a thick black paste made from the residues of beer brewing, with salt, vegetable extracts and spices added. It is rich in vitamin B. It is usually eaten spread on bread with butter, but it can also be dissolved in hot water and drunk like coffee.

 
At 10:22 PM EDT, Anonymous nwo/EscapeVelocity said...

I had some in South Africa.

I cant recommend it as other than survival fare.

Rarebit looks good though.

I guess Ill track down som Branston pickles. Any particular flavor?

 
At 10:38 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been claimed that if you haven't become fond of Marmite by the age of 12, you'll never really like it.

Try the "Original" Branston pickle. The varieties differ mainly in the coarseness of the cut rather than the flavour.

 
At 12:22 AM EDT, Anonymous nwo/escapevelocity said...

I think Ive had something similar to rarebit...and can imagine the flavor with some accuracy.

College days food. Ground beef, salt and pepper, cooked up and drained then worsteshire and cheese added to the pan and melted stirred in.

Not bad.

 

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