April 23 - Shakespeare's Birthday
- southernitalian Apr 23, 2008 07:48 AM
What would the bard want for dinner tonight? Inspire me.
Just saw MacBeth at BAM. The new production is amazing. Anyway ... there's a wonderful scene in the kitchen when MacBeth is giving the orders to have McDuff's family killed (I think). All the while he's making a cheese and pickle sandwich. It's cold. It's striking. A dinner of that sandwich would give me shivvers.
Twelfth Night? Cakes and ale! (from Sir Toby Belch) Preferably when you hear the chimes at midnight.
Something warm, comforting and local to Stratford.
Pork scratchings to nibble on with an aperitif.
Asparagus to start - the UK's main growing region is just down the road
For main, faggots & onion gravy springs to mind, as a Midlands dish:
Probably no dessert but might finish with some cheese (Stilton and Leicester are not far away from home)
And he may have drunk plum jerkum (made like beer or cider but from plums)