Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

When it comes to sandwiches, she's the upper crust

(Read article summary)

(Read caption) Author Susan Russo calls the sandwich "one of the most democratic foods available."

About these ads

Tuna salad on rye with extra mustard. (Yes, mustard!) Canadian bacon, radicchio, and genetically modified sun-dried tomato. Or a simple grilled cheese on sourdough.

Whatever your favorite sandwich is, food writer Susan Russo has got a tale to tell.

In her new book The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches, the San Diego-based Russo takes a bite out of time and offers a slice of culinary history.

In an in-person interview over a turkey sandwich, Russo and I chewed the non-saturated fat about a food staple that's found a home everywhere from the kitchen counter to the ritziest restaurants on earth.

Q: What makes sandwiches so fascinating?

Sandwiches are one of the most democratic foods available. Anyone can make a sandwich: you can make it pretty much anywhere, you can eat it anywhere you like, at a table or literally on the run or over the kitchen sink. It's portable, it's inexpensive, it's filling, and there's something for everyone. They're endlessly adaptable. A sandwich is whatever you want it to be.

Q: Do sandwiches get enough respect?


Page:   1   |   2   |   3

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.