It's hard not to feel despondent about the state of the United States right now. Yet, today, with rallying cries for the protection of women's rights -- hundreds of thousands of women from all walks of life marching together in peaceful solidarity in cities around the country -- I am feeling hope.
I am feeling hope and the need for comfort food.
And, in addition to the belief that whole head dining (don't snicker) will become a trend this year, I'm of the mindset that hash will find its way onto menus across this fair land.
The above is inspired by Canada, our neighbors in the North. It is from Brooklyn's Mile End, and sports their famous smoked brisket, diced potatoes, caramelized onions, and two bright yellow, sunny-side eggs atop. Comfort food at its finest.
But, now take a beat and think about the hash combo of Peking duck with sticky rice and Chinese chive. Or how about a hash comprised of pork carnitas, sweet potato, poblano peppers, and cilantro? Then again, could go for a hash of lamb shawarma, chopped pieces of falafel, and sauteed green peppers.
Just put an egg on it.
Not saying that'll be enough to make things right with the world. But after a long march, it might just be the type of soothing pick-me-up to get us back on our feet, ready for the even longer march ahead.