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.
Lunch today is tuna and smoked mackerel sandwiches packed with celery, radishes, pickled ramps, parsley, lemon, and mayonnaise. I made smoked mackerel salad for my kids a week or so ago and it didn't go over that well (they like smoked salmon which I assumed was a gateway smoked fish to mackerel -- wrong!) so I thought I'd soften it with tuna. I also strategically gave them no other choices. Lunch is a sandwich today, end of story. It worked! For dessert, Tumbador's "dulce de chile" milk chocolate bar with cascabel chile and toffee rice crisps.
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Looking more inspiration? Click here to see some of the twins' past lunches, and here for a few more brown bag options.
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.