The Ultimate Sandwich - 100 Classic Sandwiches, From Reuben To Po'boy And Everything in Between
The Ultimate SandwichJonas Cramby
11th June 2015
100 classic sandwiches, from Reuben to Po'boy and everything in between
Jonas Cramby hates sandwiches … but he also loves them. Growing up he had a constant conflict with his family, which in some ways may be the basis for his ambivalent attitude towards sandwiches today. This didn't improve when he moved away from home – encountering plastic wrapped breads with mayo-drenched filling and wilted lettuce leaf; tough, dry ciabatta bread with lumpy margarine, rolled up slices of pre-cut cheese and a standard tomato; and dry, boring bread with no substance. He believes a sandwich is all about the whole; about neither the bread nor the filling nor the condiment taking over, and that making a sandwich is something of an art form – you'll need an absolutely perfect balance between flavour and texture from the very beginning in each individual bite.
The Ultimate Sandwich brings you a sandwich culinary delight of Jonas's journey around the world searching for his sandwich highs – from eating pastrami on rye in a New York deli, to a croque at a café in Paris, or a bao from a street stall in Taiwan. Whether you choose to make your sandwiches completely from scratch or buy all the ingredients in a shop and then assemble at home – or do something in between, this is quite simply a cookbook that at last affords the modest sandwich all the respect that it deserves.
Jonas Cramby works as a writer, food critic and columnist. In 2009 he was named Columnist of the year for his columns in the Swedish monthly magazine, Café. Jonas has a series of food programs on YouTube, and a phenomenal 11.7k follower on Instagram. He is the author of Tex-Mex from Scratch and Texas BBQ.
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The Ultimate Sandwich is published by Pavilion Books