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There are days where you wish the peaches and nectarines in your fruit bowl were as big as swimming pools and as liquid, and you imagine how it would feel to jump into the flesh, paddle around, and pull yourself up onto the rough ridges of the pit. You’d scrape your arms and belly on the stone.
Or maybe it’s an apricot you’re staring into. You see yourself slide down the slope of that small smooth pit, hold your breath, and enter the apricot water without a ripple.
This Stone-Fruit Sangria is as close as you’ll ever get to swimming in peaches.
Yes, the terms get a little confusing. Here’s a fairly in-depth thing I wrote for Bon Appetit:
The Original 1762 came wrapped in gold foil, a toasty rectangle of fresh bread, roast beef, cheddar cheese and horseradish sauce. And it was good.
The Earl of Sandwich, a sandwich chain owned and run by John Montagu (the 11th Earl of Sandwich and a member of the House of Lords) and Robert Earl (the creator of the Planet Hollywood empire) is opening a new location in midtown Manhattan tomorrow, and I got a chance to try the first sandwich made at the new spot in the distinguished company of both Earls (along with Caroline Montague, the Countess of Sandwich and John’s wife).
As I chewed, the Earl of Sandwich, lanky and unsurprisingly distinguished-looking in a dark suit and tie, explained how the idea to open a business capitalizing on his family history came about:
"My son Orlando has always said, all my children said, ‘We should have a share of the sandwich, everywhere that it is.’ So it’s been a family standard joke."
Robert Earl, more casual in his open-collared shirt, took it from there, saying, “His son approached me, and said you’re in the restaurant and marketing world, and we have rather a good brand.”
Which might be a bit of an understatement.
Read the rest at the site.