All lumpy and big and grungy, whales might not be as chic and beautiful as their dolphin relatives, but they are just as lovable. From the narwhal, an animal about which I'm half-convinced doesn't actually exist but is just a figment of someone's imagination...to the humpbacks with their renowned singing and their own version of pop music...and to the blue whales, being the biggest living thing EVER - the whale, in all its diversity, is due for some love. So this is our ode. Our ode to the whale (see previously, ode to ground beef).
Last year, we made these. In celebration of our devotion to this cetacean and our town's festival. This year we made crackers - a sonnet expressing our love, but in an edible form. Whole wheat, buttery, sesame seed filled crackers topped with cheese and a sprinkling of nori goma furikake. Seth introduced this combination of cracker, cheddar, and the nori, and we have been hooked ever since. The cheese can also be seen as an homage to our pure and utter cheesiness. I wasn't kidding about being a dork.