Reading the book in Barcelona, this phrase resonated as I’d discovered the simple snack you can order alongside your drink or tapas – tomato spread on white bread, pan con tomate. Sounds boring but it’s just delicious.
‘… what I say is truer than a slice of bread and tomato…’
Source: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind, trans. Lucia Graves (London: Phoenix, 2012), p. 135