Today’s food pairing is near and dear to my heart. The above country ham biscuit with fig jam and grafton cheddar cheese from Egg was one of the first delicious things I experienced in Williamsburg about 7 years ago while visiting from Los Angeles. This decadent Southern-inspired biscuit sandwich was my first foray into Brooklyn’s food scene, which I think generally orients itself around comforting and rustic fare. Over time, Egg transformed into a tourist hot spot, thanks to all the mentions in various food magazines/blogs. Bon Appétit even featured the recipe for the country ham biscuit (click for recipe). So needless to say—I rarely get the chance to come through. The last time I did, it was at 8 am, before work, and I was definitely not in the mood for serious eating.
My friend Vanessa moved here from LA two days ago. I thought a proper brunch would be a good start to her new life here, not to mention, make her feel better about United Airlines accidentally relocating her luggage to Maui. She ordered the Country Ham Biscuit; I had the Sorghum Granola. I watched her clean her plate. It was like watching myself do the same 7 years ago.
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