National Sandwich Month

Published 11:37 am Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Did you know? August is National Sandwich Month! Sandwiches make quick, easy, and nutritious meals, and now is a great time to try a different type of sandwich. Check out one of these books from the library to tempt your tastebuds!

 

Sandwich: A Global History by Bee Wilson

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Though sandwiches are a near-universal food, their origin can be traced to a very precise historical figure: John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, who, sometime before 1762 being too busy to stop for dinner, asked for some cold beef to be brought to him between two slices of bread. In this book, award-winning food writer Bee Wilson unravels the mystery of how the Earl invented this most elementary but delicious way of eating. 

 

The Happy Sandwich by Jason Goldstein

Sandwiches: the ultimate comfort food with endless amazing combinations. But you won’t find a PB&J in this delicious collection. These are gourmet sandwiches with a twist, and every recipe makes it easy for busy people to come home after a long day to a satisfying, flavorful sandwich every time. 

 

‘wichcraft by Tom Colicchio

Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio shares the secrets behind the ‘wichcraft restaurant group’s spin on the sandwich, with recipes for all of their most popular offerings and essays on stocking the sandwich pantry, the architecture of a structurally sound sandwich, and much more.

 

The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches by Susan Russo

Author Susan Russo has searched the globe to catalog every sandwich imaginable, providing tried-and-true recipes, tips, and tricks, and fascinating regional and historical trivia about the best snack of all time. Quick how-to instructions will ensure that every Panini is toasted to buttery perfection, every Sloppy Joe is deliciously sloppy, and every Dagwood is stacked to perfection! 

 

A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches by Tyler Kord

Known genius and broccoli savant Tyler Kord is chef-owner of the lauded No. 7 Sub shops in New York. He is also a fabulously neurotic man. But being a chef means that it’s your job to make people happy, and so, to thank you for being there while he works out his issues, he offers you this collection of truly excellent recipes, like roast beef with crispy shallots and smoky French dressing, a mind-blowing mayonnaise that tastes exactly like pho, or so many ways to make vegetables into sandwiches that you may never eat salad again. 

 

The Great Grilled Cheese Book by Eric Greenspan

A fresh take on the beloved American classic! Featuring both common and elevated ingredients like brie cheese, poppy seed bread, olive tapenade, fig marmalade, smoked salmon, candied bacon, bourbon-glazed ham, and raisin walnut bread, these are recipes that invite you into new and uncharted grilled cheese territory. With notes on the best cheese and breads and pro tips for the best cooking techniques, this book has something for every taste and is guaranteed to up your grilled cheese game.

 

Jen Pace Dickenson is the Youth Services Librarian for Polk County Public Libraries. For information about the library’s resources, programs, and other services, visit polklibrary.org or call (828) 894-8721.