As a child my favorite dinner was Shepherd’s Pie. While the dish I was served wasn’t homemade or special in any particular way, the memories of how I felt at the time and my surroundings are. Funny how taste and food have a direct line to the past, isn’t it?
Perhaps that’s why we have comfort food, an evocative weapon to battle the dark swells of our deepest fears with their own mysterious power. Anyway, without further ado, here’s how you can make your own Shepherd’s Pie (and don’t get sucked into the beef or lamb debate – it tastes good with either). None of the quantities is sensitive, use what you have, you might want to throw chopped carrot and celery into yours – go ahead. If you love mash, make extra. Play around with the recipe and make it your own.