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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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“Too few people understand a really good sandwich.”—James Beard
“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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
The photos are nice and that's really the only reason I've giving it 3 stars. The more complex sandwiches have clear, short instructions. The history given is nothing more than "This sandwich was popular in the 1920's", so don't expect any depth to the history.
If I had it to do over again, I would not buy this book. It would probably make a good gift for a college student or teenager looking to learn how to make basic sandwiches but for adults wanting to diversify the basic ham and cheese sandwich, skip this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great little book for basic sandwich recipes. The pictures make you crave the sandwiches. If you are looking for something in the way of unusual sandwiches this is not... Read morePublished 4 months ago by paris tillery
love this little book It covers every sandwich you have ever heard of and how to make them.Published 5 months 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 6 months ago by Sara MacLean
Very helpful book to make new sandwiches interesting and taste goodPublished 8 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 12 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 14 months ago by Mikey blankets