Because my friends know that I’m a big food lover, I’m often gifted delicious things or gadgets for my kitchen. What can I say – besides being intelligent, kind, and very good company, my friends are also generous (love you guys!). It is because of this that I’m starting a segment called Friends With Benefits (the family-friendly kind, of course).
While I was out on Sunday night my brother sent me a message to say we had received a special gift from a mutual friend. It was late by the time I’d returned home, but we thoroughly enjoyed it the next day, with a bottle of Gewurtztraminer and some cheese and crackers. What makes this gift so special? Well, said friend’s parents had gone fishing for salmon and had smoked it themselves. The result of this labour of love was a delicious, intensely flavoured smoked salmon – pretty much the best smoked salmon I’ve ever eaten. Thanks, JS!