Food Fit for a King
Leave it to Hollywood and the disgustingly rich to “discover” what the rest of us have enjoyed and known about all along. This time it’s a mealtime favorite, pot pie. Yes, you heard right, pot pies, the meat and veggies in thick gravy covered in a crust pot pies. It’s turning up in all the fashionable foodie restaurants. Similar to the rave over mac and cheese just a short time ago this dinner or lunch time favorite of the middle classes has suddenly turned into gotta have it elitist fare. I can remember when frozen pot pies or pot pies made with Bisquick were all the rage, dare I say it, back in the 1950’s and 60’s. Frankly, pot pie has never gone out of style in our house, and we’ve been eating bacon too without realizing it was a big food fad nationwide; who knew we were so avant-garde in the kitchen! The answer to this curious habit of the rich and famous embracing the ordinary is probably no more than the simple fact that they miss what grandma or mom used to make. Who wouldn’t get tired of having to appear excited over a plate consisting of two fava beans, a slice of lemon, and a small sprig of rosemary. All good in their own right but pale in comparison to say, pot roast with carrots and potatoes, or of course, chicken pot pie!