Norfolk Rarebit  

In the early years of marriage,
North Norfolk winters were harsh.
We huddled together in a draughty cottage,
where the sash windows rattled throughout the night.
Under pitch-black skies full of stars,
we’d  walk the dog along the coast
and up the dunes to the haunted pub
for a drawn-out pint before closing time.
Dizzy with love and stars,
we’d return to an oozy midnight feast
of cheddar cheese infused with garlic
and melted on thickly cut toast.

Kim M. Russell, 25th August 2018

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My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Weekend Challenge: Let’s Eat!

This weekend, Toni encourages us to trade tales of the best food we ever ate in footloose and fancy free form poems of no more than twenty lines describing the ingredients, the drink and the company.

Norfolk Rarebit was our version of Welsh rarebit (or Welsh Rabbit), described on Wikipedia as:

“a dish made with a savoury sauce of melted cheese and various other ingredients and served hot, after being poured over slices (or other pieces) of toasted bread, or the hot cheese sauce may be served in a chafing dish like a fondue, accompanied by sliced, toasted bread. The names of the dish originate from 18th-century Britain. Despite the name, the dish contains no rabbit meat.”


18 thoughts on “Norfolk Rarebit  

  1. I love the wintry chill and the dune walk to the neighborhood pub! So romantic. AND you reminded me of a late night snack my mom used to make us on a piece of soft bread she would put slices of cheese and place it on the wire rack of the toaster oven.. it looks just like your image. I had completely forgotten what a comfort food that was! I will be doing this come fall. Thanks!

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