June 5, 1941. Robert Kraft, founder of Kraft Foods, was born.
I have been challenged to tell about my five favorite foods or five favorite restaurants. I will tell a little bit about both.
My Favorite Foods:
Leg of Lamb
My mum cooked us a Leg of Lamb, Greek style, which is to say that she cut into the leg meat with a sharp knife and inserts a clove of raw garlic, then she would slather the fat-sided up leg with yellow mustard and sprinkle with garlic salt. I am grateful that my mum, not only handed down a traditional Greek receipt, but shared this with me as I still prepare and cook my lamb in this fashion.
A Brut. With fresh fruit or without, with… for Sunday breakfasts or mid-day. Oh… wait that is made of grapes.
Green/garden salad —
It’s just tossed green lettuce, tomatoes, sometimes green onions, sometimes radishes, sometimes black olives, but usually Fetta or soft Goat cheese or Blue Cheese and the family’s homemade oil and vinegar “Greek” salad dressing.
- And instead of a 5th favorite food I will tell you my favorite restaurant:
My Favorite Restaurant is Parkway Grille on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena, Calif.
– It is one of the 5 restaurants that Greg and his family owned when I was in my early 20s. Back then my spouse-type fella (not then, we were only dating then – 30 years ago) trained a good number of the opening staff for Parkway Grille and I was “trained there” by another waiter just before the opening of Crocodile Café, on Lake Ave in Pasadena. I love the level of gourmet food that constantly comes out the Open Air kitchen and has since 1984. Plus, now the head Mixologist, Mark, makes a wonderful set of cocktails.