Wednesday Is “Bring Your Gourmet To Work Day”


My high school friend Amy and I got back in touch recently (via this website, really) and among our many e-mail exchanges was a request by her:

“How about an entry on cheap, easy, & portable [lunch] alternatives for all us corporate-readers stuck at our desks for lunch every day?”

Ok, Amy, you’re on!

I declare this Wednesday “Bring Your Gourmet To Work Day.” What does that mean? It means that you should kidnap a chef and bring him to work. Just kidding. Or am I?

[Feminist Response: “Even if you are kidding, you’re making gender assumptions when you use the masculine pronoun to refer to chefs. Some chefs are women, doofus.”]


This Wednesday, let’s all bring something delicious to work. Tomorrow night I’ll make my all time favorite easily-transportable good-for-work summer recipe: “Pasta, Pesto and Peas” [From–where else?–the Barefoot Contessa Cookbook] and you can use that on Tuesday to prepare for Wednesday.

But let’s not stop there. What if some people don’t LIKE pasta, pesto or peas? All you Amateur Gourmet readers, let’s unite together and come up with ideas for this incredibly important day. Post a brilliant idea for Wednesday’s transportable gourmet lunch and help enliven for millions an otherwise humdrum work day. Get to it!

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