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Ham It Up

In Food on September 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm

If I had to pick just one sandwich to eat for the rest of my life, it would have to be this one: ham, butter, mustard, baguette. Sounds simple enough but this sandwich is all about the details. First, my father has the butcher slice regular old Boars Head ham as thin as prosciutto. Nothing fancy, but when sliced paper thin it becomes something very special. Next, he slices up a baguette from Bouchon Bakery and slathers with salted butter.

Finally, the sandwiches get a generous lashing of Mendocino Hot & Sweet Mustard, which truly makes the sandwich. Each time I visit, I stock up on mustard but now I need look no further than the 405. I just spied this very jar at Farmshop in the Brentwood Country Mart.