True story. In 1983 (or maybe 1984) my father found an article in Gourmet
about a restaurant on an island — Le Fish Trap on Anguilla, BWI — complete with a recipe for a Tomato Pie, one of their signature dishes. He INSISTED my mother prepare the recipe and we booked our first of many family trips to Anguilla for that spring.
I’ve dated myself, I know, but Anguilla is still my vacation destination almost 27 years later, and is where many of the most joyful memories of my youth, my life in fact, have been made. The same beaches I walked and swam with my dad are where my husband and I spent our honeymoon and where my children and I collected shells just last year…hopefully I will be back there before long. And whenever I need to get back there, even for just a moment, I crack open that Tomato Pie recipe and I have sand in my toes once again.
I am deeply grateful that my parents made that discovery in Gourmet
all those years ago for many reasons… And for all the discoveries by countless others from Gourmet
magazines, cookbooks, websites, TV shows, starting in 1941 through to right now.
More so, it is humbling (and exciting) to think perhaps there might be new kinds of discoveries to make, and we can make them together… And this adventure, we hope, will go both ways.
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