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The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches: Recipes, History, and Trivia for Everything Between Sliced Bread

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  7 reviews
How do you keep a Dagwood from toppling over? What makes a Po’ Boy so crispy and crunchy? And who was the genius that invented the Fluffernutter? Discover these answers and more in The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches—a chunky little cookbook dedicated to everything between sliced bread.

Author Susan Russo has searched the globe to catalog every sandwich imaginable, providing tr
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Quirk Books
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Is there any meal more beloved by Americans than the versatile sandwich? It crosses every line that tries to divide and provides endless room for creativity and offbeat food quirks. Schoolchildren pull them out of their lunch boxes, families eat them from a picnic basket in the park, and fine dining restaurants serve them on fancy bread and with more exotic ingredients than Oscar Meyer, but they are still sandwiches. Now, in the adorably compact book The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches by Susan Russo ...more
While I enjoyed the premise of this little cookbook (I love sandwiches), it barely can be called a cookbook. It's more of a study of sandwiches actually and a pretty good one at that. The photos are the best part - it's sandwich porn!

I don't see myself actually making any of the sandwiches from this cookbook because basically everyone already knows how to make most of them. A PB&J. A Reuben. A BLT. Duh. So overall not much in the way of recipes but the trivia is interesting.

if you love sandw
A great fun little book chock-full of 100+ recipes for every sandwich imaginable (classic to unusual) with great drool-inducing photos. I tried the Potato Chip Sandwich (peanut butter, dill pickles and potato chips) and the Toasted Chocolate Sandwich (dark chocolate, olive oil and sea salt).

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Abraham Ray
Great read about sandwiches!
Better for a history of sandwiches than recipes. Nearly all popular sandwiches are here, but most really don't need a recipe to make.
Rose Ann
Excellent recipe for Pulled Pork Sandwishes with Coleslaw in here.
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