Hope Solo owns the coolest name in sports. And she's a terrific goal keeper for the US Women's soccer team. Please don't call her a "goalie". That's hockey usage. Keeper is fine. Pierino has been a long time follower of the womens' game going back to when only the US and China were taking it seriously. And I think Hope could even stand between the pipes on a mens' professional team. She has become another one of those iconic figures that the US women keep producing to go along with Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastaine, Abby Wambach and on and on. Maybe it's because it's one of the few games they let little girls play. This recipe will serve your whole team if you multiply the ingredients by 11.
Recommended beverage; a pint of bitter. —pierino
slices rye bread
thinly sliced cucumber
chopped fresh dill
ripe tomato slices
sliced fresh mozzarella (not the low moisture)
about 2 ounces of your best quality smoked salmon. If you live in New York go to Russ & Daughters or Fairway.
Standup commis flâneur, and food historian. Pierino's background is in Italian and Spanish cooking but of late he's focused on frozen desserts. He is now finishing his cookbook, MALAVIDA! Can it get worse? Yes, it can. Visit the Malavida Brass Knuckle cooking page at Facebook and your posts are welcome there.