August is National Sandwich Month!
We think a sandwich is perfect anytime, but in the summer a sandwich makes a neat solution for a quick dinner or a picnic lunch. On a hot evening who wants to cook? Opt instead for a cold sandwich with choice charcuterie and a bottle of rosé.
We have already laid out a little history and a plan for sandwich domination here.
You may want to just feast your eyes on a few of our favorite sandwich ideas…like this peppery saucisson sec tartine with refreshing slices of cucumber.
And though we advocate the cold sandwich as a summer meal, it’s hard to resist the lure of this pulled duck sandwich.
Or the lobster roll with bacon, which is undoubtedly the perfect summer sandwich.
A spicy pressed chorizo sandwich with cheese and red peppers satisfies the heat seekers.
Our smoked duck breast works well in a banh mi sandwich, that perfect melding of French and Vietnamese cuisines.
However you enjoy sandwiches this month, reflect on how this simple and portable meal has infinite varieties, from haute to humble.
“America is a confirmed sandwich nation. Everywhere you go you find sandwich stands, sandwich shops, and nine out of ten people seem to stick to the sandwich-and-glass-of-milk or cup-of-coffee luncheon.” – James Beard