6 March 2015

Friday's Literary Feast

Quotes from The Virago Book of Food:  The Joy of Eating

ALICE ADAMS PROCTOR
20th Century

HONEYMOON SPECIAL

Ingredients
Three thin slices of Wonder Bread cut in heart shape.  One heart-shaped piece of green pepper about 3/4 inch across.  Arrow 1 1/4-inch long, cut from pimento.  Cream cheese.  Egg yolk mixed with mayonnaise.  Sardine or anchovy paste.

Directions
Spread bread with creamed butter.  Between first and second slices spread fish paste.  Between second and third slices spread egg-yolk mixture.  On centre top, place small decorative pepper heart with pimento arrow thrust through it.  Edge top with a frill of cream cheese.  Sprinkle with paprika.  
  NOTE:  Minced ham or chicken may be used instead of fish paste.

The Wonder Sandwich Book


4 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for the last sentence...the fish paste was a deal breaker. :)

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    1. Haha! My thoughts exactly...every time I read about a fish paste sandwich in one of our favourite books it gives me the shivers.

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  2. Sounds like grounds for divorce: cruel and unnatural sandwich fillings.

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    1. You're so right, Mary. Wouldn't a bit of cheese be much nicer? Anyway, these sandwiches sound a bit like something Letitia (Vicar of Dibley) would have served up. Blech...

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