The gods have got their communications wrong with all this talk of nectar and ambrosia. I mean how did sweet syrup and rice pudding get to be the acme of grub? Those gods are kidding us - the truth about the food of the gods, the nosh they give you in heaven, is that it involves two vital ingredients - bacon and mushrooms. And today, in an exclusive, The View from Cullingworth reveals what we'll feast on as we lounge on that cloud:
Mushrooms wrapped in Bacon with Rosemary
This truly is "What they feed you in Heaven" - and earth-dwellers, I shall exclusively reveal the recipe (that I've lifted from Shaina Olmanson via The Mushroom Channel).
12 button mushrooms
A handful of rosemary sprigs
4 fl oz apple cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar or sherry)
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 strips of thin bacon, sliced in half
You start by making a marinade by crushing some of the rosemary in pestle and then mixing it with the vinegar and salt before whisking in the oil. Put the mushrooms in this marinade for at least 20 minutes so the flavours of vinegar and rosemary soak in a little.
Cut the bacon into strips long enough to wrap round a single mushroom (I found this to be about 3 inches in English money). And then you just wrap the bacon round each mushroom and a sprig of rosemary then secure it all in place with a cocktail stick. Place the wondrous things onto a baking tray, drizzle a little of the marinade over the top and pop in the oven at 200 degrees for about 15 minutes to 18 minutes.
Remove from the oven, place onto a silver platter, put your golden harp to one side, lean back on your cloud and enjoy "What they feed you in Heaven".
Perhaps with a glass of fizz?