The first time I’ve been encountered with “this friend” was at a buffet dinner in one of the 5-star hotels in Jakarta.
Who is this friend who knows no strangers?
This friend’s name is “Potato au Gratin”
Tom Hirschfeld in http://www.food52.com wrote about Potato au Gratin as follows:
“Have you ever had a friend who knows no strangers? The kind of genuine person to whom everyone in the room gravitates — someone who doesn’t have to work at meeting new people, because somehow it is coded into their DNA for others to like them?
A potato gratin is just such a friend. A friend who hangs out with all the cool entrees too: an herb-crusted roast beef taking a bath in a platter of flavorful juices or a perfectly roasted chicken with crackly brown skin are its best friends.”
I couldn’t agree more with Tom Hirschfeld hence the title of this post.
What is potato gratin?