This was one of the first cook books I ever bought and it is delightful, as much stories as recipes from Brother Juniper’s Cafe. And, sadly, it has been a number of years since I picked up this book, I forgot how wonderful the stories are and how good the recipes are too.
Last weekend, I made a meal for a friend, bar-be-que pork, home-made mac & cheese, cookies, fresh corn and tomatoes, and coleslaw. Now, I’m not a big slaw fan, but remembered this recipe from many years ago. It is simple, and really perfect. I remember the first time I made it, not sure of the occasion, but I was a broke student. The purple cabbage was 15 cents cheaper than the white so I bought that, and served lavender coleslaw … a perfect dish for Pride Fest, but not the most appetizing look.
Anyway, here is the recipe.
Each recipe in the book is proceeded with a story, this chapter includes a reference to MASH, one of my all time favorite shows, specifically the episode when Hawkeye gets ribs from Chicago and someone says “you forgot the slaw?”
Head of cabbage
1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
1/4 apple cider vingar
1/2 cup of sugar
lots of black pepper – recipe calls for 1 tsp, I use a little more
Finely chop the cabbage and onion, combine with the other ingredients. I find it is easier to mix the wet items and then add the onion and cabbage. Refrigerate for at least one hour, but I think it is better the next day (and the book agrees).