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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Eat (Sandwiches), Drink & Be Literary: Alice McDermott

Here at the BAM blog, we believe in a good sandwich. It's really the perfect food—infinitely versatile, well-balanced, and usually pretty easy to make. Every culture and cuisine has its own take on the sandwich, and it can be as nostalgia-inducing or experimental as you want it to be. Plus, a person's favorite sandwich can tell you a lot about them.

As part of a new series, we're asking the writers participating in Eat, Drink & Be Literary about their favorite sandwiches, starting with tonight's author, Alice McDermott. Her response:

My favorite sandwich is lettuce and tomato on white toast with mayo and a touch of black pepper—but the tomato must be just picked and perfectly ripe, and the sandwich must be eaten outside on a summer afternoon...
I think Henry James would approve.

We absolutely approve.

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