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The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches: Recipes, History, and Trivia for Everything Between Sliced Bread Paperback – April 5, 2011
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“Presented as an encyclopedia with alphabetical entries, it is an easy-to-use guide for ideas and neglected ingredients. A reliable sandwich stop from A to Z”—Library Journal
“The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches, by Susan Russo, is stuffed with fun history and many of the recipes that make sandwiches a favorite handheld food.”—Everyday Food
“A compendium that's worth the bread.”—Thrillist
“The book is compact, and the recipes are tempting and not overly involved. A nice touch is a six-page ingredient index, listing breads, condiments, sauces, meats, cheeses, fish, vegetables, fruits and nuts that appear in Russo's recipes. What to do with those pineapple rings in the fridge? There's a recipe that uses them.”—Bill Hogan, Chicago Tribune
“The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches is a fun read that will inspire creativity between sliced bread (or in a bun or pita pocket) and is a great resource to regale your friends with random sandwich facts. […] It will also leave you seriously jonesing for a sandwich.”—Katie Machol, Creative Loafing
About the Author
coauthor of Recipes Every Man Should Know (Quirk, 2010). She resides in San Diego. And she is forever indebted to her Italian mother for teaching her how to make a good meatball sub.
Photographer MATT ARMENDARIZ is a man obsessed with food, drink, and everything in between, as evidenced by his food blog, Matt Bites, and his cookbook dedicated to fair food, party food, and all food served On a Stick! He resides in Los Angeles. Let the record show that Matt is a true sandwich champion for trying every single sandwich in this book at least once—and some more times than he’d care to admit.
More About the Author
After a conversation about food with a group of guys at a local speakeasy, she decided it was her destiny to help men cook. Hence, this book which is dedicated to all those hungry fellas out there who think they can't cook but can.
Though a native Rhode Islander (Food Blogga is Rhode Islandese for Food Blogger), Susan now lives in sunny San Diego with her husband. Thanks to the years in her Italian grandmother's and mother's kitchens, Susan makes a killer meatball sandwich, which is one of over 100 sandwiches in her upcoming cookbook The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches: Recipes, History, and Trivia for Everything Between Sliced Bread (Quirk Books, Spring 2011).
When she isn't cooking or eating, Susan is hiking, searching for "Mad Men" dresses, drinking craft beer, or buying purple-colored produce at any of the 40 farmers' markets in San Diego.
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Recipes include the famous New England Lobster Roll, the infamous Elvis bacon-banana-peanut butter gut buster, the hot and crisp Monte Cristo and even a pound cake sandwich for a different twist on sandwich bread. Even the sweet tooths are satisfied with suggestions for the ice Cream Sandwich and the heavenly Fluffernutter.
The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches offers the perfect menu solution for anyone stumped by the question -- what's for lunch (or breakfast or dinner for that matter!). Beautifully illustrated and easy to follow sandwich-making directions.
2 teaspoons mayonnaise or yellow mustard,
2 Slices with bread, preferably Wonder,
3 or 4 slices of bologna, preferably Oscar Mayer
Extras such as American cheese, fresh sliced tomato, lettuce or pickles
Spread mayo or mustard on both slices of bread; place bologna on bottom of piece, add toppings if desired, and close sandwich. For picky eaters, cut off crust. MAKES 1
Serve with a bag of potato chips and a tall glass of Milk
Do you really need a book for recipes like this?
Every sandwich that I could think of is included, from the lowly grilled cheese, plain ham sandwich, and hot dog, to the more complex Reuben, Dagwood, pineapple Spamwich, fried green tomato BLT, and skewer-prepared Spiedie. (Okay, there's no "Manwich".) Some of the recipes suggest variations, and all of the recipes include descriptions of the authentic original ingredients.
This book should inspire you to create a multitude of totally-not-dull lunches! Each sandwich is illustrated with a beautiful, full-color, close-up photo; the sandwiches are presented in alphabetical order by name: and there is a complete Index of Sandwiches at the back. This modest little 7" x 7" x 3/4" book is comfortable to carry around, and is a lot of fun for commute-time, break-time, or any-time reading. It's also guaranteed to make you hungry, if you haven't just eaten.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
love this little book It covers every sandwich you have ever heard of and how to make them.Published 5 days ago by jean simmona
Very, very basic. Written by a mom and mostly for other moms. Not useful as a professional, was looking for resources before re-opening a cafe and this was not very helpful.Published 20 days ago by Sara MacLean
Very helpful book to make new sandwiches interesting and taste goodPublished 3 months ago by The Gaffer
Bit of a bummer. Was expecting 4-5 ingredient sandwiches. So many examples of sandwiches which we kind of know by heart already.Published 6 months ago by Mark Plimley
What can I say. Nothing like a good sandwich. My wife got this for my birthday, and I have enjoyed looking at it. Did it change my life? No. Is it a book about sandwiches, yes. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mikey blankets