Tomorrow, well, there’s a sandwich one of my kids has been eating for years now, a ham and cheese number they serve at the Orient Country Store at the far end of Long Island in New York. You could have it for lunch, but it makes for a stellar breakfast if you lay in the supplies correctly. In keeping with our Wednesday tradition, you won’t need a recipe.
Just get some thin-sliced deli ham and your favorite variety of apple, along with Brie of the best quality you can manage, a little Dijon mustard and a baguette. Leave the cheese on the countertop overnight, so you can use it to butter the baguette in the morning, quite thickly. Then layer less ham than you’d think on top of the cheese, along with a run of thin-sliced apple, with a light wisp of mustard. It makes for a substantial morning feed, but you could add a fried egg to the situation, if you’re hungry or your work puts you outside and laboring in a physical way.
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Now, it’s nothing to do with eggplants or Riesling, but Brent Staples has me reading the historian David W. Blight’s new biography, “Frederick Douglass.”