For centuries, mankind has possessed the drive to explore, the passion to wander, and he has fashioned himself the necessary food-items for sustenance along the way. As Caribbean swashbucklers are known for their hard tack and rum, so are cowboys known for their beef jerky and cans o’ beans. In the same token, us skaters have come up with varied and creative ways to nourish ourselves on our rollboard ramblings. This four-part, Yeehaw “Shredventure Food” series will cover some of the various creative solutions us skaters use to outfit our adventures with delicious, cheap, and sustaining grub-action. In this first of four series we shall discuss the legend of the Rollwich.
When on a skate road trip you will most likely at some point find yourself at a grocery store in hopes of defeating the burly beast that is Hanger (The evil of both hunger + anger combined). It is no secret that most of us skaters keep a tight budget, so both nutrition and costs are paramount when selecting the proper shred-snack for the road. One of my favorite solutions to this dietary dilemma is the hardy yet inexpensive Rollwich. Here’s how to work it: Once you’re in the grocer it’s a good idea to make a b-line for the produce section and pick up a ripe avocado—not too soft, not too hard. Smell that puppy too! Next, make your way over to the meat and cheese section and grab some peppered (trust me, the pepper is crucial) turkey breast. Then gather cheese—I would recommend mozzarella string cheese because it will keep for a snack later, and it’s purty cheap. Now, get some French bread rolls from the Plexiglas case (ish 69¢) in or near the bakery dept. After acquiring said ingredients, use a knife to cut off (or just tear) the top fifth of your bread roll. Proceed to hollow out the inside of the bread roll using your fingers or knife. Once your vessel of bread is complete and looks like a little tugboat, proceed to stuff that badboy full of it’s edible crew members: Admiral Avocado, Mr. Meat, and Captain Cheese—repeat until your bread is replete and ready to eat. BTW, you can also add or substitute hummus into the mix—it’s healthy and delicious and requires little refrigeration.
Well, that’s a wrap, or better yet, that’s a Rollwich! This first Shredventure Food option is the most basic version and you are encouraged to get creative and try your own variation of this skate snack option. If you build it they will eat. Ha ha! Once you come up with a solid recipe of your own, please post it in the comment section below, we’d love to hear about—and also try—your signature edible arrangement. In next month’s Shredventure Food series column I will get all Yeehaw and discuss raw foods and their overall importance on the road of shred. Yeehaw!