Picnic Essential: Coleslaw

Published: 15th May, 2009

Simple, but YUM


So, did you enjoy the Summer? Good wasn’t it. There was the time it was hot for five hours in one day. Boy, did people burn themselves that afternoon! Then there was that two hour period over the bank holiday weekend when the Barbecue Boys squared up to the Picnic Brigade – things got pretty messy. Still, great days. We can’t wait for next year. Of course, from now until April 2010, there will still be sporadic beams of hot sun roaring down from the heavens, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself carried along by a wave of euphoria to a local green patch to fold Italian meats into your mouth and flirt with beautiful French women. It is still Picnic Season – by far the most delicious of the culinary movements – after all. So with that in mind, we’ve kept the Interestment cook book open, and it’s packed with great recipes that even a stupid dog could understand. Today, coleslaw.

Coleslaw is absolutely great, and serves as a masterful accompaniment to things like ham and cheese. In fact, probably only ham and cheese. But, being that this is Picnic Season, you are already on a diet of ham and cheese anyway. You will need.

1. A lovely onion.

2. A big white cabbage.

3. Some carrots.

4. A jar of delicious mayonnaise.

Now, chop the onion finely, so that it’s finely chopped. Now cut the cabbage into strips, long strips. Peel and grate the carrot. Mix it all around in a big bowl, add some mayo, throw in a bit of salt and pepsie, and bosh. Coleslaw.

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

3 Responses to Picnic Essential: Coleslaw

  1. Avatar AnnaB says:

    replace the onion with fennel, much nicer.

  2. Avatar forty-forty five says:

    Agreed AnnaB

    I also prefer to mix 50% Hellmans with 50% Greek Yogsie

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