It’s Retro Time!
Round a friend’s dinner table the other night, after having put the world to rights, the conversation got around to more important things, like food. These were well travelled people dining – “a lifetime in the Middle East”, “20 years in Lagos”, “A long spell in Tokyo” – but I was surprised at how often famous dishes of the 1960s which have survived on into many menus today were mentioned.
The two I “re-issue” here came top. In presenting them, though, I must stress the importance of buying the best ingredients. For example, cold water prawns, i.e. “North Atlantic” are essential for prawn/shrimp cocktail.