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A (Semi) Sophisticated Lunch

October 30, 2014

Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.

Sandwich with Smoked Salmon and a Chocolate Chip Cookie

Continuing my slider infatuation, today I made a robust, full-flavored sandwich with smoked salmon, sliced avocado, and pickled onion -- a grown-up lunch filled with all sorts of good nutrients. And to remind them they are children, I added a chocolate chip cookie for dessert.

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Written by: Amanda Hesser

Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.


Natasha W. April 17, 2015
Thanks for posting the pickled onion recipe! I can't wait to give it a whirl ;)
CarlaCooks November 7, 2014
Those pickled onions are truly amazing. I love to add them to grain salads for a little salty/vinegary kick. They are also really good finely diced and added to guacamole.
Cristina S. October 30, 2014
Here's a weird question: are those the ginger-pickled onions from Stinky?
Amanda H. October 30, 2014
Not a weird question -- but they're ones I made from this recipe: I'm sort of obsessed with these pickled onions. I make a big batch every couple of weeks and put them in everything.
Cristina S. October 31, 2014
That's a great idea. I'll try them soon!