Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mmm-mm!

I just had pancetta and Swiss on rye. I think if more people did this, and more often, the world would be a better place. I'm fairly certain that the pancetta, which is the platonic ideal of bacon, combines with the cheese to release some sort of endorphins.

(Of course, I understand that I have differing food ideas than most. At the blogmeet, when the waitress came around to take dessert orders, a few people ordered green tea ice cream, and I had another three pieces of white tuna sashimi.)

15 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

/signed

Roberta X said...

I should point out, in all modesty, that the combination was my idea.

Panchetta would ideal for making BLTs, too. It's already the right shape!

OTOH, I led the ordering of green-tea mochi.

Boyd said...

I have to say that I regard both sets of dessert orders as...umm...well, let's just call them "different."

reflectoscope said...

I had prosciutto and edam yesterday; it was like there was a party in my mouth and everyone was invited.

Also, sushi for dessert? I like the way you roll.

I'm here all week, try the sashimi...

Jim

Ed Foster said...

Carbos? That's what we feed the meat animals.

BobG said...

My wife prefers pancetta to bacon. The main difference is that pancetta doesn't have as much fat, and it is only cured, not smoked as bacon. She likes it in a ciabatta roll with with mozzarella and tomato.

LabRat said...

Umami. There's a lot of glutamic acid in that particular combination, which leads to all sorts of savory yum on your tastebuds. You could probably dial it even further past 11 by adding a bit of tomato sauce. One reason I've always been highly skeptical of MSG being somehow harmful is that the same people who claim to react to Chinese food because of the MSG don't seem to react to a slice of sausage pizza... same chemistry.

While I don't consider a good piece of tuna sashimi "dessert", I surely might take it over a dessert since I've not much of a sweet tooth. Was it white toro? If so I'd totally take that over mochi...

ravenshrike said...

White tuna is more than light enough to take the place of a dessert, especially right after you've finished dinner.

Timmeehh said...

Nigiri style Unagi is sweet enough for dessert, even for me!

Mykl said...

Nummm! I L-O-V-E sashimi!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I read pancetta as placenta, and got weirded out.

Tam said...

Tom Cruise's blog is elsewhere. :p

Cemetery's Gun Blob said...

Taylor Ham and Cheese for me.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

A good savory roast beef sliced thin, a soft flavoful cheese like muenster, and fresh whle wheat bread needs no condiments... and the thought makes me hungry, and I just finished breakfast!

Capcha is 'stsua'... St. Sua, patron saint of awesome sandwichmaking, followed along by his faithful servant the Earl.

Anonymous said...

Pancetta == engineering grade bacon.

John S.