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?