A Parmesan-mustard crowned king among steak sandwiches…

Howdy folks and welcome to this absolute & undeniable love in to the humble steak sandwich. This is one those recipes that I didn’t even know I was missing until I found it, made it, loved it and now am planning all the future occasions for which it would be suitable – family birthdays, summer BBQ’s, Tuesday afternoons…know what I’m saying?

There was I, innocently flipping through the latest edition of Bon Appetit Magazine, turning over so many corners of so many pages I might as well have just folded down the entire damn issue, when the words ‘steak’, ‘sandwich’, ‘Parmesan’ and ‘mustard’ threw themselves off the page and into my eye-line and an instant obsession at the thought of making this for dinner was born. J & I do a lot of the cooking together which I love but this was something I fancied making for him; the thought of presenting him with something homemade, unexpected and delicious was all the incentive I needed to get acquainted with this dish.

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Entering a breadmakers paradise at the e5 Bakehouse…

On what may well have been the hottest day of the year so far, what better way to spend 6 hours can there possibly be than baking bread in a working bakehouse where the ovens are huge, the customers hungry and the pace fast?

None obviously, so off I trotted to undertake one of J’s Christmas gifts to me (and by proxy I think, himself!) of a sourdough breadmaking class at the gorgeous e5 Bakehouse set in the arches of Hackney.

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Pleasing the palate, the soul and the stomach; don’t be scared – we’re eating duck, drinking wine and getting loved up on kimchi…

Let’s face it, Friday afternoons are rather wonderful. The weekend is whispering in your ear and the promise of two days freedom is a pretty potent drug to see you through the last-minute-finishing-up that generally heralds the end of the week…

…then when you get a text to say you’re being taken out for dinner? Well, like new and wholly-impractical-but-gorgeous-shoes, a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey or finding an old Keanu film on the tv, that just puts a super sized smile on your face.

I’ve made no secret that Salvation Jane is an awesome place to eat. It really doesn’t matter if you’re after breakfast, lunch or dinner because they nail it every single time. I don’t even think it’s possible for them to disappoint me…

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