I thought I might put some of my old food writing on the news feed, just sharing some of the wordage from my defunct Broken Spork blog. Always makes me smile when I read some of the posts. This one is from a series I did called Bmovie Buffet where I concocted a dish to pair with a classic cult movie. In this instance the movie was Red Dawn and the dish was a veal chipotle sloppy joe. Have a read..
Your dream has come true, no more high-school. Those crafty Ruskies have brought the cold war right to your front-door. They've rolled over your house with a tank, blown up your favourite arcade and replaced the star spangled banner with the hammer and sickle. What you going to do about it Yankee? You are going to get your teenage kicks by fighting back right? Arm yourself soldier, it's time to become a man. Think about it, you get to go camping, shoot guns and maybe even smoke a few sneaky cigarettes. You're a freedom fighter, a true patriot, so fuck yeah lock and load, it's hunting season.
But, remember it's all about survival. If you had time to raid the general store before heading to the hills then you probably grabbed a can of manwich. Well I know it tastes a little of home, but it can't replace the one mom makes, so here's one I made whilst thinking of you all huddled round campfires, listening out for hushed Russian voices and the tell-tale snap of a twig underfoot.
A Veal Chipotle Sloppy Joe squared up nicely to the original all beef variety, the lean veal accepting the smoked chile and tomato sauce rather than opposing it. A melt of Red Leicester over the slop gave its nutty annatto charm to the sweet sauced meat. The top half of a toasted brioche bun received a slick of mayonnaise and centred the meal in a bun. A spare few slices of homemade bread and butter pickles kept your palate refreshed and going back for another bite, so that you'll be ready to fight another day.
Go Wolverines -"G.N."