Food & dining

More options for hash lovers

‘Back in the day, canned hash was a staple,” recalls longtime Bostonian Joyce Foster. “Any Depression-era person will tell you how horrible it was.” That hash-lovers have more and better options these days is something the Fenway resident considers “an outstanding example of improvements in American life.”

Settling on fresh hash, then, is easy; the definition of hash remains, however, somewhat unsettled. It can come ground or chopped or shredded, with meat or fish or vegetables (including beets, in the traditional New England red-flannel sense of the dish), and usually, but not always, some potato, and generally, but not always, fried.

Your comment is subject to the rules of our Posting Policy

This comment may appear on your public profile. Public Profile FAQ