After decades in the USA, has Canadian chef Hugh Acheson softened his steely rejection of us and our cherished customs?
Signs point to yes. For one thing, some love from the Oprah Winfrey, #1 American for Acheson's pimento cheese.* The receipt is from Acheson's jawn A New Turn in the South, the which just fell into the Cod's grubby little fins. First thing out of the box was a roasted cauliflower soup that was ridiculous. More on the book soon here. Second, this week's prix fixe at Five and Ten involves spicy Buffalo sweetbreads. Sweetbreads fried crisp, tossed in hot sauce and served with blue cheese, carrot and celery slaw? Indubitably wrong, but wrong in a way that makes right seem overrated.
What with the pimento cheese and the Buffalo sweetbreads, Five and Ten is only a dozen or so flat screen TVs shy of becoming a reasonable facsimilie of what a BW3 in Valhalla would look like!
*November is pimento cheese awareness month, so get ready!