Chef Tom – Here’s eating with you, kid.

Quirky-yummy kid food (for grownups)

Sammies

Cheddar, Cucumber and Marmalade Sandwich

Serves 4

Ingredients:

8 slices pumpernickel bread

2 tablespoons butter, softened

2 tablespoons orange marmalade

6 ounces thinly sliced Cheddar or Gruyère or Swiss cheese

1 cup thinly sliced cucumber

Directions:

Spread the bread slices with butter and then a very thin layer of marmalade. Top 4 slices with cheese and cucumber and then with the remaining bread.

Ah-Fran-Say

Radish Sandwich with Butter n’ Salt

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 baguette

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

2 teaspoons flaky sea salt, like Maldon

2 bunches radishes, washed, trimmed and thinly sliced

1 small handful arugula

1 teaspoon finely minced fresh garden herbs, like chives or tarragon

Directions:

Slice the baguette lengthwise and then crosswise, creating four quarters. Spread butter on the tops and bottoms of each quarter and sprinkle with salt.

Pile sliced radishes onto the bottoms, then lay the arugula on top of them and sprinkle with the herbs.

Top the sandwiches and press them down firmly.

Serve as is, cut into small sandwiches for hors d’oeuvres, or wrap for lunch.

PB&P

Peanut Butter Sandwich with Sriracha and Pickles

Ever been pregnant, or had some pretty intense munchies, or were really stoned and opened a nearly empty fridge? No? Well, this might (might!) bring back memories. A no-recipe recipe from Sam Sifton at the NYTimes:

Here’s a spin on a great old sandwich of the American South: peanut butter and pickle sandwiches with a spray of sriracha or sambal oelek, and a tiny drizzle of soy sauce.

Toasting the bread before spreading it with peanut butter adds crunch and warmth, and the result is a sandwich of remarkable intensity, sweet and salty, sour and soft and crisp.

Trust me on this one!

ON THAT NOTE

Animators

Here are five of my all-time favorite Masters of the fascinating and fun-to-watch dance style called Animation: J4ckson7, Bluprint, Taylor Pearce, Slavik, and Aubrey. Been following these young folks for a while now, first on YouTube, then Instagram, and now TikTok. In fact I posted some of their vids sometime last year or so. They’ve advanced quite a bit.

Their precision is uncanny, their choreo inspiring, and they’re damn funny. I like that for a half-second at the end of some of their short vids they break character.

Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/KFpDv7PnHOU


BluPrint TikTok Compilation


https://www.youtube.com/embed/MYhbFtW8YVw

J4ckson7 and Gang

BONUS TRACK

Slavik and Aubrey got called to the Ellen Show because of their 2 million views on TikTok. Rightly so. Slavik was a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance and Twitch himself was his judge/mentor.

TikTok Dancers Slavik and Aubrey

=CTH=

Chef Tom is currently transitioning from Personal Chef to Private Chef. He also teaches cooking classes, caters small parties and leads overseas culinary tours. His specialty for the last twelve years has been cooking for people with food allergies and sensitivities. His motto is “Food should give you pleasure, not pressure.”

Check him out at www.hippkitchen.com

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