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How to Make a Livingston Lunch


By Becky McKeown, Livingston County NY Tourism Social Media Strategist

The Livingston Lunch. Photo by Bob Oswald

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is one of America’s favorite comfort foods. Even now at 23, I’m reminded of my childhood whenever I bite into a PB&J. I’m transported back to my elementary school cafeteria, my babysitter’s house, my grandparents’ house, my own house–all places where a young me enjoyed a favorite lunch.

Luckily for me, PB&J is still a big, and maybe even bigger, part of my adult life. Here at the Livingston County NY Tourism Office, we have a special gift we give out at events–the Livingston Lunch.

What is a Livingston Lunch? Just the best PB&J in the world.

Okay, okay, that’s just our opinion, but it is pretty delicious. Here’s how you make it:

  1. Grab two slices of Monks’ Bread from Piffard’s the Abbey of the Genesee. We usually use their white bread, but you can use any kind you like.
  2. Slather one slice of the bread with Once Again Nut Butter Peanut Butter. If you’re not a huge fan of peanut butter, this Nunda-based company also makes almond, cashew and seed butters. Yum!
  3. Take your other slice of bread and spread on a generous amount of Canadice Kitchens jam or Log Cabin Acres honey.
  4. Put the slices together and take a bite!

Try it at home and let us know what you think about the Livingston Lunch!

And why not nominate the Livingston Lunch ingredients for a Finger Lakes Foodie award?