I rarely cook holiday food, at least not on any actual holiday. For example, we eat potato pancakes – latkes – all year round, and not necessarily on Hanukkah. Still, last year the holiday coincided with plans for a dinner party, which gave us a latkes itch that needed to be scratched. When it’s just Jackie and me, we usually eat latkes on their own with sour cream and applesauce, or sometimes with smoked salmon.
As a New Yorker born in the middle of the 20th century, I come from a place and time where lasagna was without fail made of dried pasta layered with red meat sauce and ricotta, along with the inevitable mozzarella and parmesan.
As a student in England in the 1970s I often took the train London for theater and opera, and the Soho district was my center. There were cheap Chinese grocery stores and restaurants (excitingly different from those in New York’s Chinatown) and Italian delis selling ingredients I could not find in the Oxford of the day. I loved wandering its busy streets lined with movie-industry offices, unreconstructed cafés with rickety furniture – and in-your-face sex shops.
@nickwingfield Looking at your interesting story and the accompanying photos, I got the impression that the store sells only/mostly prepared food, snacks, soft drinks, booze (happily) and so forth. True? Can one buy a pound of ground beef? Five pounds of potatoes?
Opera people (@larkingrumple@bachsheirswaltz, et al.?): Any improvements at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden since we were there right after the reopening? I'm thinking of too-bright lighting in public areas, etc. Acoustic problems will have to wait, I imagine.
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