OK OK OK, I know one can overdo the ‘Impress Through Simplicity & Please Through Ease’ (the famous slogan of Alfred B. Mittington’s Inimitable Cookbook). But the pure simplicity of this little recipe is a virtue, dear reader, not an exaggeration!
If ever you are called upon to produce an irresistible snack within 5 minutes, to still the ravenous appetite of even the most demanding Unexpected Guest bursting in on your Englishman’s Castle or Frenchman’s Chateau, and you have barely anything in the house with which to improvise, do the following:
Get out the chunk of mature cheese and a sharp knife. Cut the cheese into thin slices. Arrange these on a plate. Pour ample quality olive oil on top. Then sprinkle with salt.
Serve with a glass of wine, cocktail forks, a paper napkin, and some brilliant conversation.
Triumph will be yours!