If you go into Davy Byrnes Pub today, you can still get the Gorgonzola sandwich which was made so famous by Leopold Bloom in Ulysses. So why not get out the soda bread and celebrate Bloomsday with us!
“Mr. Bloom ate his stripes of sandwich, fresh clean bread, with relish of disgust, pungent mustard, the feety savour of green cheese. Sips of his wine soothed his palate … After all there’s a lot in that vegetarian fine flavour of things from the earth.”
(Ulysses, Chapter 8: Lestrygonians)
Ulysses; Gorgonzola Sandwich
~ Two thick slices of Irish soda bread
~ Dijon mustard
~ Gorgonzola cheese
~large washed leaf or two of lettuce
The anatomy of a gorgonzola sandwich
Butter each piece of bread on one side, and smooth on a thin scraping of dijon mustard on each piece. Layer the sandwich so you have bread, lettuce, cheese, lettuce, and close the sandwich lid with the final piece of buttered bread.
Serve with Burgendy wine, some Italian olives in the name of Leopold!