First The Inception Of Today's Sandwich - The BAT
Not the history of the variation of the BLT. Rather the birth of this exact sandwich that has been shoveled into my belly.
It all began one glorious Sunday morning mid October. The skies were clear and air brisk...
...No, no no. Just kidding. No narrative today. I'm working on short and sweet. Key words being, working on.
It was, in fact, Sunday morning as the family and me headed to Linvilla Orchards in Media PA to do some pumpkin picking with cousins, Matt and Dana.
The chaotic crowd was craziness. No joke, a ten year old kid cut in front of me as I was about to walk into the bathroom. Little fucker.
After picking our gargantuan gorges for carving, we headed to the apple orchard to, um, pick apples of course.
Nearly 4:00 pm, we started to make our way back when we discovered their aisles of tomato plants. As it was late in the season, pickings were scarce but both of our parties managed to score some real choice red beauties.
On the ride back, Stefanie mentioned making BATs for dinner as we just pulled these gorgeous tomatoes straight from the vine. Admittedly, at first I was a bit skeptical but my wife's careful selection of descriptives had my mouth watering for this brilliantly delicious variety of the American staple; The BLT.
We made it home by 6:00. No worries since I sometimes don't eat dinner till 10:00. Yes, the family eats at "normal" dinner hours but sometimes I like to make sure the family is all taken care of and tucked away in bed and Bruno has taken his late walk, before I sit down to relax.
As was the case on this evening. Stefanie prepped and put my ingredients aside so that I could prepare my Bacon Avocado and Tomato later on. Red onion too but that wouldn't work in the modified acronym. Bread is an obvious ingredient.
And if you look closely, you will see, creeping among the bacon. . . cheese. You're thinking that avocado and cheese sounds awful to mix together on this type of sandwich. I thought so too but I was super hungry and felt the added curds would do my body good.
A quick google search turned up some good cheeses that pair nicely with avocado. Luckily, we had a nice clothbound sharp cheddar that I was able to chop into and dump on one side of the bread to warm and melt. Of course the Avocado, Onion and Tomato were left chilled. Bacon took a burn bath with cheese and bread as well.
While my stomach spoke to me in tongues, its desire to devour this delicacy, I was actually prepping some gear for an upcoming shoot.
[Smooth segue into photo discussion, like butter baby]
Checking and double checking battery counts and pocketwizard inventory inspired me to put together a setup to shoot and share with you today.
And deservedly so as I haven't shot much food for you guys lately. And, as you can see, my take on food is often very different than that of the masses.
First, here is the diagram and then we will discuss how the photograph came to fruition.