I could worship at this altar.
Thinking about lunch? Always–if you’re like me. This week for the Globe’s weekly Lunch-wich I made a Muffuletta. Hadn’t had one in ages, but I could barely stop myself from digging in pronto–only the knowledge that my job was to photograph (not devour) this guy kept me in check.
I’m not a big fan of the cold-cut loaded submarine, but somehow this combo of capicola, mortadella, ham and salami plus swiss and provolone cheese seems ingenious. And then you add the savoury, finger-licking olive salad on top (and underneathof course). I used foccacia but traditionally this New Orleans original is made from a Sicilian loaf, also called Muffuletta bread. Check out the official Muffuletta website. COOL. (someone actually has a job called Muffoletta Research Specialist, really, go look.) And yes, there are variations on the spelling.
So I’ll just stick with one simple word: heaven.
I arrived in Prague yesterday about 2pm with my dad, brother and my nephew. Both my parents are from the Czech Republic but my mom is more of a country girl (from Ústí nad Labem) and my dad is from the city.
It was a gorgeous day and we went for a short stroll after being dropped at our flat in the heart of the city. We are staying on the Mala Strana, and any street you turn is quite breathtaking. Especially if you come from Toronto where everything old is actually new. At least compared to here. I feel like a giant hand stacked row upon row of beautiful historical buildings together as densely as humanly possible.
My nephew Luke wandering in the rain.
Here is some info straight from Wikipedia:
The name translated into English literally means “Little Side”, though it is frequently referred to as “Lesser Town”, “Lesser Quarter”, or “Lesser Side”. This name derives from its position on the left (west) bank of the river Vltava, on the slopes just below the Prague Castle, in opposition to the larger towns of Prague on the right bank, to which it is conjoined by the Charles Bridge.
We flew from Toronto to Zürich and then to Prague. I can highly recommend connecting through this airport, no Tim Horton’s but….
In Zurich airport.
We arrived and immediately settled in, enjoying an afternoon snack at my cousin’s apartment.
Obložené Chlebíčky and pate. The Chlebíčky are a typical few bite snack. Or lunch or dinner. Perfect for entertaining You can top them with anything but usually you might have butter or mayo and ham, a pickle, hard-boiled egg, or my favourite-my mom’s potato salad and a slice of salami.
Pivo. My husband once suggested we name our first child Branik. I am glad he forgot about that.
Diamonds are not
always a girls’ best friend so
take that Tiffany’s.
**the model in this picture was shot on white ceramic at magic hour in the tungsten light of a kitchen. She’s wearing a sausage casing (her own).
(artisinal Salami is from Baie-St-Paul in Charelvoix. Read more and drool…)