|What more could you want?|
There's something about a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich...the way the clearly identified ingredients come together in a harmony of flavors that more than multiplies those three simple items into a symphony of taste. The possible variations on these specified ingredients are seemingly limited only by imagination. Have you seen the one they're serving at dp? Or did you realize that an entire cookbook was devoted to this sandwich dubbed "America's Favorite?" There must be something going on this week, perhaps the moon is at a nearly full phase mimicking a huge tomato in the sky, because even Daniel over at the Fussy Little Blog has had BLTs on his mind.
I probably eat only one or two of these exclusively summer sandwiches a year. I don't know if the rarity of my eating a BLT is more a function of when I have the components on hand in their optimum state or, an unconscious impulse to limit my consumption to preserve their elevated status as seasonal treats. Sometimes limiting access keeps things special, don't you think?
Well, yesterday was my day to indulge and I may need to change my tune regarding frequency of BLT gratification - how could I ever become immune to the charms of the BLT? Crunchy, whole grain toast, between a smear and a dollop of mayonnaise, crisp, warm bacon, thickly sliced tomato lavishly seasoned with sea salt and cracked pepper and bright green arugula - one of the most masterful assemblies of fundamental ingredients ever. Go make one. Right now.