This tastes really good.
Recipe: The Ambrose
Serves 2. Actually, 1.
- (2) absurdly rectangular slices of Pumpernickel bread
- Nova lox
- (1) Pickled green tomato (Bubbies brand widely avail.)
- Toast the pumpernickel. This takes 17x as long as with normal bread. You’ve got time.
- Pour a tall glass of whiskey on the rocks. Swirl the ice around a bit. Enjoy this sound, and the cold mist of your breath fogging up the top half of the glass.
- Imagine the history of fire.
- Listen to non-digitally compressed music of nearly any kind.
- Spread a thin layer of cream cheese over the tops of both slices.
- Slice the pickled tomato, thin. Place atop the pumpernickel so that a uniform layer of pickled tomato covers the bread.
- Place a single, uniform layer of lox atop the pickled tomato.
- Place the other slice of pumpernickel on top.
- Cut into four (4) right triangles, trimming the edges. Your great-grandfather would be proud.
Enjoy the perfect pairing of whiskey (Scotch, Irish or Bourbon) and food. Not just the flavors that somehow cut through and yet mellow each other, but the fact that they can be enjoyed on a cushioned chair in front of a roaring fire, which you now mistakenly feel you understand in an historical context.