I've had leftovers on the brain lately. I think today everyone has leftovers on the brain, and on the stomach, but I've been cogitating on them for a couple of weeks. You see, I got tapped by my friend Suzie at KQED's The California Report to do a commentary, a foodie's perspective on the day after Thanksgiving. I knew I was going to talk about leftovers, and I knew where I was going with it, but I was also curious. I asked the Twittersphere: What do you crave on the day after turkey day? The responses were numerous and swift:
JoAmuse turkey sandwich, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy AND miracle whip. Such a child of the 70's. outlawdiva Turkey breast sandwich with Best Foods mayo on firm-textured white bread and a slice of pie. dietsch A day away from the kitchen, frankly. On Saturday, Jen often makes turkey gumbo, and usually for a crowd. Scott_D A colonic. jeannebee Rolaids and then later turkey pot pie... dottiebobottie turkey and stuffing sandwich with gravy. This is why I'm fat. threedogkitchen I crave beef. I need at least a day off before craving turkey/cranberry sandwiches. jessicafm The whole meal between two slices of whole wheat bread! Stefaniya Sandwiches made with leftover turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. MarriedWDinner turkey enchiladas, preferably in mole sauce. oh, and a turkey sandwich with avocado on sourdough :) msjeanneb Sweet potatoes, marshmallows and pineapple and all. fkhatibloo Turkey sammich on rolls w/stuffing and cranberry sauce, plus a beer. Necessity being the mother of invention and all that... katherineabell Mexican food kalynskitchen Turkey sandwiches with lots of mayo on my mom's homemade rolls. (And my mom to make the rolls, sigh.) cbsop Turkey and stuffing sammiches! fourchickens Chocolate! PaulaMaack Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and lots of fresh cranberry sauce. For breakfast.
While I can totally get down with the idea of Mexican food on the tail of this über-American feast, I was not surprised to see such a vote of confidence for the classic post-Thanksgiving sandwich ... or sammich. And that is one of the things I am talking about on the show.
If you're in the Bay Area, tune in to KQED 88.5 at 4:30, 6:30 or 11 pm to hear my segment; if you are elsewhere in California, you can find airtimes and stations on their site. The show will be podcasted after the fact, and I'll post it then.
I have to admit I was a little nervous about going on air. You hear about people having "a face for radio," and I was afraid that instead I had a voice for silent films. However, hearing my own voice resounding in the headphones as I read was less horrible than I anticipated. Is the world ready for Hedonia radio? Only time will tell.
Update: The podcast is live! Listen at The California Report site.