I love traditions. And right now, I don't know about you, but I could do with a tradition or two; to ground me, keep me going, feel close to the people that I can't be close to. Every Easter, I generally insist upon the following: 1 Easter egg hunt, 1 batch of chocolate Mini Egg nests, 1 egg dying session. [for brunch egg-cracking]. Given all that's going on, one will suffice.
A galette is basically the hipster version of a tart. It is imperfect to perfection, rustic to the point of being refreshingly contemporary. And was the ultimate trend setter. Until everybody caught on. It also just so happens to be the easiest seasonally-adapting hack to entertaining. Don’t have a tart tin? Galette. Don’t have perfectly just-ripe fruit or veg? Galette. Don’t have hours to prep? Galette. Don’t want to hear more reasons? Galette.
Italy’s shining glory. Done differently in every region. Hell, every household I’m sure. But always available per prendere via [to take away]. And the PERFECT vehicle for any combination of toppings and crazy pairings your creative self can come up with. Pizza is very forgiving, like that.
I’m not really one to ‘meal plan’. Even if, interestingly, that is often touted as quite an effective way to reduce food waste in the kitchen. If I’m honest, I just never get organized. Instead, I like to invest in one ingredient, and see what I can add to it from the excess odds and ends I have lying around [perhaps you can relate…]
It's simple, and humble in its appearance. But, done right, it will blow anybody's socks off [this coming from a non-coffee drinker]. So we thought it could perhaps offer some inspiration for the forthcoming New Year's Eve celebrations. You can make it in advance, you can upcycle any stale biscuit ends, fruit - poached/canned [the Italians might disagree here, but I was once served a white chocolate and berry version and it was pretty excellent], and bottom-of-the-bottle booze. It really is the ultimate, bestover celebration dish.