Tag Archives: sandwich

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 […]

November 07

Honey Pecan Almond Cheesecake Sammy Bites

Ahhh, Thanksgiving. I cannot wait another three weeks for the holiday deliciousness to ensue. Luckily, it’s Let’s Lunch Friday*, and our theme this month is food we love to share with family and friends, so I baked up a Turkey Day preview: my secret almond cheesecake recipe. I came up with the recipe over years of […]

October 31

Halloween Surprise! Los Pollos Hermanos Tortas

Happy Halloween, bitch! Yep, since this is my costume this year . . . . . .  today’s Sandwich Surprise is a tribute to Breaking Bad  (RIP): a Los Pollos Hermanos-inspired torta. In honor of Gustavo Fring’s “piquant” and “zesty” Chilean fried chicken made for a Mexican clientele, I filled  tortillas with shredded spicy fried chicken and melted Monterey Jack, […]

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, […]

September 27

Fall Sammies, Filipino Style!

I had a hankering for more pork and apples after making the Apple Pie Sandwich for September’s Let’s Lunch post. So I bought a couple pounds of cubed pork butt and stewed up some adobo for a fall twist on a Filipino classic. The hallmarks of traditional Filipino adobo — at least the way my […]

September 12

September = Apple Pie Sandwich Time

Pies are love. And I looove pies. So much so that the boy I was dating in 1995 promised me a “life of pie” and I practically married him on the spot. Okay, not really, no rings were ever exchanged. But while the boyfriend didn’t last, his vow did. My world has been packed with […]

September 06

I Made A Smorgasburg Sammy!

Smorgasburg makes me happy to be a New Yorker. That’s where I discovered the genius that is Yuji Ramen, the ridiculously great mini s’mores from s’more bakery and my Filipino favorite, Lumpia Shack. Smorgasburg — a weekly weekend food mecca which calls itself “A Brooklyn Flea Food Market” — is also the first place I’ve […]

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. […]

August 23

Fried Eggplant Wrap With Tamarind Pluot Chutney

Sandwich Surprise is back with a sweet and crispy, vegetarian-friendly wrap, inspired by authentic Pakistani paratha! I didn’t make the bread this time, because I bought the flatbread fresh from Shahi Snack & Foods, located in the back of a teeny Nepalese restaurant called Tawa Foods in Jackson Heights, Queens. The dual business spot was featured on a recent […]