10/09/2013 08:00 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

Jacobson sets record straight on favourite Canadian food

After months of culinary reflection, David Jacobson, the former U.S. ambassador to Canada, has set the record straight on his favourite Canadian food.

During an interview on CBC News Networks' Power & Politics in June, just a few days before the former U.S. ambassador left his post at the embassy in Ottawa, Jacobson told host Evan Solomon that the food he loved eating most while in Canada was game, such as elk and bison.

But this weekend, in an interview for CBC Radio's The House, Jacobson came forward with the truth: his most beloved Canadian food is actually Montreal smoked meat.

"I long everyday for a smoked meat sandwich from Schwartz's," Jacobson said, referring to a delicatessen in Montreal.

The former U.S. ambassador, who's now based in Chicago, said his original answer had been weighing on his mind ever since he left Ottawa.

"I gave you an incredibly lame answer, because I just couldn't think of anything ... and for the last two months, I've been eating my heart out over that answer," Jacobson said.

In September, Bruce Heyman was nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama as the country's next ambassador to Canada.