Sat Jan 18, 2020 London
X

The Steeple Times is an online magazine with a following of upto 880,000 unique views per day on our best day yet.

  • We have 91,000 daily subscribers by email.

  • We typically average around 320,000 unique views per day.

  • We currently have 65 contributing authors who range from students to the actor, writer and producer Steven Berkoff and the champion jockey Frankie Dettori.

Combining a mix of society's last word and both wit and wisdom, The Steeple Times covers food, drink and fine dining as well as luxury, travel, the arts, individuals of influence and current affairs in the United Kingdom, America and elsewhere. We are best described as being akin to "a cross between The Huffington Post and Private Eye".

 

The magazine's following is affluent, engaged and international. With 41% of readers coming from the UK and 38% from America, The Steeple Times also has strong presence within Canadian, Italian, German and Australian territories.

 

TIPPLE & FARE

Food, drink and fine dining The comings and goings of the culinary classes

Taking revenge on the Seven Layer Salad

Claire Douglass regrets beginning a meal in Wisconsin with a ‘Seven Layer Salad’

 

Though I have gnawed on iguana in Panama, meat I dared not ask the origin of off street carts in various Asian countries, swampy ‘gator in the South of the United States, frogs, snails and offal of various kinds, I have only experienced culinary culture shock in one place: Wisconsin.

 

The 'Seven Layer Salad' did not prove popular with Claire Douglass
The ‘Seven Layer Salad’ did not prove popular with Claire Douglass

The first meal I managed not to eat was offered in that fair state; by “fair”, I mean they have lots of them. The first of several plates – I will continue onto the main and pudding in separate articles – was a ‘Seven Layer Salad’ brought to the table with a flourish usually reserved for a stuffed swan. Upon beholding said creation, I immediately feigned a dodgy stomach due to a sushi dinner the night before. Since no one at this table of eight had ever had sushi, plausibility was secure. Queen Victoria may have drunk finger water to appease a visiting African royal, but I am a commoner, and no such grace was forthcoming.

 

Imagine, if you will, this lovely concoction, in a “special” glass bowl so that the full glory of it may be appreciated, from the bottom layer up: iceberg lettuce from a bag; soggy tinned green beans; tinned corn; bacon “bits” and tinned black olives. Each of these layers were covered in ‘Miracle Whip’. The “miracle” is that a bottle has ever sold, the “whip” being what the inventor deserves. For the pièce de résistance it came with a mini dried onion ring topping.

 

Needless to say, the repast was one that made me long for finger water soup. How could I not have known that worse was yet to come?

 

Follow Claire Douglass on Twitter at @ClaireLaCubana.

 

 

Subscribe to our free once daily email newsletter here:[wysija_form id=”1″]

 

Comments

4 comments on “Taking revenge on the Seven Layer Salad”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Subscribe Daily Newsletter

    @ 2020, thesteepletimes.com. All rights reserved.