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.
This week, Thursday is all about tuna salad sandwiches with a few tweaks. I mixed oil-packed tuna with celery, dill, chopped peppadews, and smoked paprika, and I dressed it all with red wine vinaigrette, mayonnaise, and Dijon. I was feeling pretty happy about my little creation until my son walked by and asked, "What's that bad smell?" It must have been the smoked paprika that alarmed him -- we'll see after school, when I unpack his lunchbox.
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One thing I know he'll eat: the Tumbador chocolate with praline and chile.
Looking for even more inspiration? Click here to see some of the twins' past lunches.
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.