Thursday, September 6, 2012
I Ate Diana Vreeland's Lunch Today
Sort of ;)
There is an article on page 428 of the September issue of Harper's Bazaar (where Vreeland worked before she became Editor in Chief at Vogue and then consultant to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - she was the shizz) called "Diana Vreeland's Secrets", and it lists "15 Things You Didn't Know About Diana Vreeland". Item #4:
She ate the same lunch every day: a whole-wheat peanut-butter-and-marmalade sandwich, washed down with scotch. "Peanut Butter is the greatest invention since Christianity," she said.
Scotch at lunch? They really went for it back in the olden days, didn't they? "Why Don't You...get hammered on your lunch break?"
I just happened to have all of the ingredients available in my pantry to make Diana's sandwich, and I substituted iced tea for scotch since it's about the same color and I doubt I'd make it back to the office if I tried to knock back a few fingers of the hard stuff with my sammy.
Know what? I have a new favorite lunch sandwich. Fast, filling, and tasty. Plus I'll save $$$ since all three ingredients are cheap and I can eat a week's worth of lunches for less than $10 (and feel very fashionable while doing it).
Image of Diana Vreeland from Wikipedia.com.