Friday, March 20, 2009
Strangely Delicious: The PB&C
The food writer Michael Ruhlman has a great blog that teaches me how to do all kinds of things I will probably never do, like make my own duck prosciutto. It makes for interesting reading, but I prefer to leave the meat-curing to Sanders, who has made his own bacon (that's not a euphemism in this context) and is planning to build a smokehouse in our backyard.
Recently, Ruhlman introduced his readers to the peanut butter and cabbage sandwich, his go-to weekday lunch. He claims to consume "several pounds" of raw cabbage each week, and credits it for his "virile good health." I like cabbage, and I like peanut butter, and I like the idea of virile good health, so I decided to try it. Indeed, it was delicious. I added a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for some oomph. I think a bit of ginger would be good here, too. Hot pepper jelly would be perfect. Heck, you could spread the peanut-ginger dressing from my last post on two pieces of bread, slap some cabbage up in there, and throw a party in your mouth.
If you're still not convinced, think of this sandwich as a relative of celery sticks and peanut butter, only with a lot more nutrients.