WHAT A plain popover stuffed with sweet peppers, eggplant, onion, tomato, capers and black olives and topped with feta and fresh basil
WHERE Popover Girl stall at the Toronto Underground Market, popovergirl.com
WHY ”It tastes like summer.”
My sister Naomi and I braved FREEZING temps last weekend to sample the stalls at the Toronto Underground Market. Fortunately we got there 10 minutes before doors opened, and had about 30 minutes inside before lineups became too daunting to deal with.
We tried a few dishes, including a few sandwiches, but really, how many pulled pork sammies does one need to eat in a lifetime? This is why I was so glad we found Lora Bertolo’s Popover Girl stand.
First, the presentation of the popovers (aka Yorkshire pudding) is fantastic — it’s like a sandwich in a cone (and yes, pudding or no, this IS a sandwich). Second, the variety on offer ran the gamut from savoury, to veggie, to dessert.
We settled on the Peperonata, full of fresh veggies, aromatic basil and cubes of feta. “It tastes like summer,” my sister said after her first bite. I couldn’t have said it better, and since we were sharing the sandwich, I proceeded to finish it.
The popover itself has a crispy outer shell, but is soft and chewy on the inside, and thick enough that these ingredients did not make the bread soggy.
Track Popover Girl down at an upcoming TUM (of which a few are already planned). It’s worth the lineup.