Day Twenty-One: What three endless food supplies would you take if you were going to be stranded on an island? (Imagine your nutritional needs have been met, these are a bonus!)
Every vegan probably hates any reference to desert island scenarios. How many times now have I been hypothetically stranded somewhere with only a bloodthirsty cow for company? But finally, here’s a scenario I can get on board with. There’s fruit and veg aplenty, the free-range tofus are running wild and I have all the lentils a girl can dream of. So, what would my three luxury foods be?
Waffles. Cream. Chocolate. I might even let that snarling carnivorous cow so often found on desert islands have some too. I had this dish in Moment in Prague as part of their weekend brunch (it has replaced the pancakes I talked about yesterday), and it was extremely hard-earned. We arrived just after the 11am opening and knew what we wanted, so ordered immediately. Our drinks came, and we sipped away, trying to eke them out until the food arrived. It could not be done. After 30 minutes, pondering whether Dr HH’s rudimentary Czech had somehow backfired on our ordering, the waitress cleared our mugs away and we checked on the progress. There was a problem in the kitchen, but they were on their way. Meanwhile, other customers received their burgers without delay, leaving us to speculate as to what the problem could be.
Twenty minutes later, at last, the waffles arrived. They couldn’t have looked more inviting! Alas, the waffles themselves were tepid. Again, we speculated: what was the problem that resulted in them taking fifty minutes to prepare, yet also being served cold? Still, the cream was delicious and the chocolate was a nice touch, and the waffle itself was good – just not as good as if it had been warmer. On my desert island, the waffles will be warm and the chocolate will be melted and drizzled on. The cream will remain just like this: cool and plentiful. Delicious!