Saturday, March 05, 2005

Platonic ideal of a cheese sandwich realised in Britain

The Telegraph

By Richard Alleyne

When the legendary American food writer Ruth Reichl brought her team of restaurant reviewers to Britain, they were bowled over by the fare on offer.
They were so impressed that they pronounced London to be the best place on Earth to eat and dedicated a whole issue of the million selling food bible, Gourmet magazine, to the city.
Bill Oglethorpe with his world-famous sandwich
But while top restaurants like Gordon Ramsay and the Fat Duck at Bray, both of which have three Michelin stars, inspired her admiration, it was a £3 toasted cheese and onion sandwich from a market stall that most blew her away.

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Anonymous said...

The inspiration:

“Cheese is the soul of the soil. It is the purest and most romantic link between humans and the earth.” Pierre Androuet.

The challenge:

GK Chesterton: “The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”


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