Covid Dish

I suspect I am not alone in having latched onto a particular meal choice during the pandemic. It seems to offer certainty and comfort both in its preparation and eating.

It’s a Fish Dish – which consists of a mixture of poached salmon and hake with bay leaves; mashed potato; sweet potato, spinach, tomato, mushroom, garlic, red onion and herbs from the garden.

The mixture goes into one of my late mother’s best bowls and gets about 20 minutes to brown in the oven.

We are a house of vegan, vegetarian and non-fish loving carnivore so I am the only person eating the fish dish.

I’m surprised I haven’t tired of it yet but I am beginning to realise that it is about a lot more than food.

It is definitely about nostalgia, craving to smooth the ongoing jolts and wanting to eat home-cooked healthy food.

Have you found yourself returning over and over to the same food since the pandemic struck?

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

8 thoughts on “Covid Dish”

  1. That fish dish sounds wonderful.

    During our lockdown, I found myself returning to home-baked goods, just like Mom used to make. Yum. Now that I’m back to work (and 15 lbs heavier), I’ve mostly given up baking. Although, now that I think if it, I could really go for some home-baked rolls right now.

    1. Well done on the weight loss. No mean feat.
      I’m with you about the oatmeal.
      We have a milling company near us here that in Co. Waterford that has been on the go since 1785. They are called Flahavan’s and I love their organic oats. I actually saw their produce in a shop in D.C. a few years back.

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