Author: garrettleigh

The History – Not much history here, except to say that this is a staple of our often frugal Februaries. This cheap and hearty supper was born out of a long overdue fridge clear out and a stale loaf of bread. I think swedes are called rutabagas in the USA, and I’m not sure how widely available they are, so if you’re making this across the pond, 4 parsnips would do well as a substitute, or even a couple of sweet potatoes. The important thing is that you use sweet roots to counter the salty-savoury goodness of the melted cheese.

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The History – I’ve attributed this recipe to Ash from Slide, but it’s a little generous give him all the credit. Anyone who’s read Slide will be familiar with Maggie, Pete’s mother, who is a tiny Italian spitfire. She’s what us Brits would call totally bonkers, and Pete is more or less her part time carer by the time we meet her in Slide, but one thing she does well is feed her boys. Cooking is a holistic process for Maggie, and this is something we see her teaching Ash.

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