Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Perfect PB&J

Is there anything better than a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich? OK, fine... but a well-made PB&J is a pretty good thing, too. Michael Saunders, The Boston Globe's Assistant Living/Arts Editor for Multimedia, wrote this amusing and informative article about it in today's Food section:

September 5, 2007

One man's search for PB&J perfection

By Michael Saunders, Globe Staff

The quest for the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich is as personal and subjective as the search for beauty or truth - but far more filling.

I've made countless thousands of PB&Js over the past 40 years, most for myself and many for my five children, and I still believe a well-made PB&J is a great mix of salty, sweet, and tart flavors, and just the right smooth and sticky contrast, the textures playing off each other like jazz soloists. Add too much of one ingredient, or use the wrong bread, and the whole thing becomes an unpalatable mess. ... [More]

And, of course there's a cool video tutorial, too! Click and enjoy with a tall glass of cold milk.

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