Tag Archives: Bread

November 10

November Nine Sandwich

The Sandwich Surprise: A kitchen-sink sandwich called The November Nine. The Inspiration: I love love love this time of year, when my favorite ESPN event — the World Series of Poker main event final table, airing tonight at 9pm ET — follows my favorite holiday, Halloween. (Btw, this Halloween, I went to my monthly degens […]

September 19

Spicy Pickles & Pork Sammy

The Sandwich Surprise: Fall is a terrific time for Spicy Pickles & Pork on a Sesame Basil Roll. The Inspiration: I love pickles (especially hot, sour ones) and anything involving vinegar and fermentation, so I declared it the theme for this month’s Let’s Lunch. (Check out everyone’s briny dill-ights here.) Also, Le Bernardin’s bread basket includes […]

June 27

Sweet & Savory Bacon Bites!

THE SANDWICH: This one’s perfect—and easy!—for the bacon lovers in your life: Balsamic Glazed Bacon with Fresh Basil on Sweet Dinner Rolls. THE INSPIRATION: “I might do a five-day bacon cleanse.” My genius sister, Diana, said this last week over dinner at Bubby’s. THE INGREDIENTS: Organic uncured bacon Balsamic glaze — I used Acetum Blaze, which […]

June 17

Keep It Simple Sammy!

THE SANDWICH: The KISS sandwich a.k.a. the Keep It Simple Sammy: Butter-less Cougar Gold Grilled Cheese with Fennel Seeds or Red Pepper Flakes THE INSPIRATION: The three-ingredient theme for Let’s Lunch* in, um, April. (I just got around to posting it today.) THE INGREDIENTS — JUST THREE! White bread — I had a loaf of the Master Boule recipe by […]

June 13

The Grifters Grinder

THE SANDWICH: The surprise sammies are finally back with The Grifters Grinder! THE INSPIRATION: The 1990 neo-noir classic, The Grifters, starring the delicious John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening. It’s one of my all-time favorite movies, and all three actors are spectacular. WHY? Because Noir is the Let’s Lunch* theme for June, in honor of Singapore Noir, a new book of […]

October 11

The Breakfast Club Sammy, The Edible Version

I chose the theme for this month’s Let’s Lunch* post, and it’s all about guilty pleasures. (Click here to jump down to everyone’s drool-worthy treats, like Mars Bars Slices and biscuits and gravy!) With Halloween — my favorite holiday — nigh, I thought it was time to bust out a sandwich with candy, a big-time guilty pleasure, […]

August 30

Cheesymite Sammies With Hot Abruzzese Sausage and Banana Pepper Rings

Even though I’ve never lived there, I get homesick for Australia all the time. I love reminiscing about the L.A.-like weather, the chill beach-town vibe and  the impossibly gorgeous harbor views I was lucky enough to see when I covered the Sydney Olympics for ESPN The Magazine 13 years ago. Sigh. But I really miss the food. […]