October 10th is National Banh Mi Day, celebrating the French-influenced bánh mì sandwich of Vietnam, served on a baguette. Here’s the story of banh mi and a recipe for a classic sandwich. We’ve also featured a banh mi burger recipe. So today, we’re giving the hot dog equal time, with this Bánh Mì Dog recipe […]

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April 2nd is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day. We’ve enjoyed PB&J sandwiches every which way, but here’s a different PB&J sandwich from Fix & Fogg, manufacturers of our favorite artisanal peanut butter. For fun and a bit of tart flavor, they added crunchy freeze-dried raspberry flakes to match the raspberry jam (photo #1). Freeze-dried […]

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[1] The iconic muffaletta sandwich from New Orleans, perfect for Mardi Gras (recipe plus photos #1 and 2 © Chabaso Bakery | New Haven). [2] Chabaso uses their semolina ciabatta loaf for the muffaletta sandwich. [3] A packed muffaletta from Gelson’s Market (photo © Gelson’s). [4] This muffaletta sandwich was made the easy way, with […]

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[1] Crusty country bread topped with fig jam, ricotta, San Daniele ham (a sweeter alternative to prosciutto) and arugula. [2] Roasted ham, fresh figs and arugula on a baguette (photo © The Model Bakery | St. Helena, California).   January 16th is National Fig Newton Day, but we have no Newtons at hand. We do, […]

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Thanksgiving on a biscuit: how we enjoyed the leftovers this morning (photo © Mason Dixie Foods).   Here’s what we created for breakfast with the Thanksgiving leftovers: a turkey biscuit sandwich! 1. TOP the bottom layer of a biscuit with mashed potatoes. 2. ADD a layer of stuffing. 3. NEXT, the turkey. 4. THEN, cranberry […]

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