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Lunch for March 16, 2016.

I’ve been calling this one “This Meeting’s At Dawn.” The subject matter is the duel that ended Hamilton’s life. Here in silhouette I’ve tried to represent Aaron Burr and Hamilton as their duel was portrayed in the musical (I won’t get into the discussion of why Hamilton’s shot went into the air, as this is a food blog and not a history blog).

Burr and Hamilton are made from nori, placed on top of rice that has been colored with a wash of food coloring. The sun is egg.

The other half of the lunch is a spinach salad and strawberries.

The rest of my Hamilton lunches can be found here.


A whole week of Hamilton-inspired lunches. Giant thanks to @linmanuel for writing the thing that’s been stuck in my head for months. It’s an inspiring piece of work and has gotten me back into Revolutionary War history for the first time since college.

The tag for my Hamilton food can be found here. More information about each individual lunch can be found at:

Lunch for March 17, 2016

“Wait For It” is easily one of my favorite songs from Hamilton, so it seemed a natural thing to use for a Burr-themed lunch.

Burr himself is made from cheese, sliced ham colored with food coloring, and nori. The “wait for it” is written with edible marker on a spring roll wrapper and placed on cheese. The whole assembly is placed on pad thai made from leftover rice noodles, egg, and carrots.

Blueberries and green pepper slices round out the menu with some more veggie material. 

The rest of my Hamilton lunches can be found here.

Lunch for March 14, 2016

Like many a musical fan, I’m totally enthralled by Hamilton, and I decided it would be fun to do a week of Hamilton lunches. The natural place to start was the logo, so here it is.

The Hamilton logo is cut out of nori and placed on a thin layer of egg. Usually I wouldn’t let the egg brown the way it has here, but it gives a more golden color and that hue’s appropriate for the original logo coloration.

Under the egg and just to its left are store-bought California rolls. Also to the left is a side of strawberries.

The rest of my Hamilton lunches can be found here.