I know the Americans usually have trouble saying Worcester Sauce, sometimes calling it Worcestershire Sauce, but I had long forgotten about this delicious seducer of taste buds. When it comes to lunch, I usually have a couple of slices of toast and a Banana and that does me until my main dinner usually around 6:00 pm.
Today though, there was some Cheddar cheese that needed to be used before expiring and I do hate to see food go to waste, so, to make my lunch that little bit ‘lunchier’, I had cheese on toast. They call it Welsh Rarebit around these parts, but I have yet to discover why.
While waiting like a good boy at the table, my lovely wife came out of the kitchen, clutching a small bottle of something. ‘I think you’ll enjoy this with your lunch’ she said and put it on the table. Whoa, a bottle of Worcester Sauce! It wasn’t the original Lee & Perrins, but a Sainsbury’s own brand. Nevertheless, I thought it was my birthday!
It wasn’t long before the cheese on toast arrived and I opened the bottle and sprinkled on the sauce. Oooh, that smell, is so distinctive and inviting. I know it’s only cheese on toast and it goes well with most sauces, tomato, Daddies brown, H.P. and many others that I can’t remember, but with Worcester sauce, well, what can I say? Delicious.
It was so nice, I didn’t want to eat my banana afterwards, I wanted the taste memory to linger as long as it could. I did eventually get to eat the banana and thought about sprinkling it with Worcester sauce, but decided against it. I love a little treat especially when I’m not expecting it. We all do, don’t we?
I’ve only just realised that Lee & Perrins call it ‘Worcestershire Sauce’ yet I always thought it was ‘Worcester Sauce’. Anyway, if you’d like to know more about this delight, here’s more about it on Wikipedia.