Reminescing of good old times
Many years ago, we made a trip from the South of France where we were on holidays to Barcelona. As we’re about to head back to France, we all agreed we wanted to have lunch prior to heading back. There was one slight problem, we were running out of Spanish currency. All us siblings took the last coins we had in pesetas, gave it to Dad who went into a bar to ask what we could have for the total amount of pesetas we had left.
Dad came back to the car with a few slices of “pan tomaquet”: slices of toasts, rubbed with garlic and tomato, drizzled with olive oil and a pinch of salt.
It was a delight, you could hear the exclamation of enjoyment in the car as we ate this amazingly delightful piece of toast.
#pantomaquet is a traditional part of the food in Cataluña, Spain. It is usually accompanied with Seranno ham, or other cuts of cold meats. There are variations of it, depending on which Mediterranean city you come from.
For me it is still as delightful as it was the first time we had it.
My lunch today: slices of homemade sourdough bread, rubbed with homegrown garlic and tomato, drizzled with olive oil and a couple of slices of pancetta.
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