On this day in 1920 Prohibition began in the U.S., which banned the sale of all alcoholic beverages. Gangsters flourished, importing and producing bootleg alcohol, and American drank more than ever. Prohibition was finally repealed in 1933. The end of the ‘noble experiment.’ (source: foodreference.com)
Enough said. Now for some pictures. Tandy’s ingredient challenge of the week is the oyster mushroom. Manny, my handsome local fruitier, tells me he’s been throwing them away, because they’ve been that abundant and have been going off before they sell. Yesterday I hunted near and far and couldn’t find any. With great plans for a risotto I made do with button mushrooms.
Is it a South African thing to roast a bird on a can of soda or beer? Never mind, I think it should be embraced globally; this yields a tender chicken with all the fat cooked away.
Side View was my lunch guest, and we debated the merits of the mezzaluna over the knife for chopping herbs; the mezzaluna emerged a clear winner.
A meander around my rain-soaked garden awarded us mushrooms of a different ilk; I’ll refrain from testing them on my family as Sidey suggested.
We finished the afternoon watching Diski and Charlotte shooting the breeze.