Friday, March 25, 2011

The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches + a Giveaway (Coming Soon!)

"Too few people understand a really good sandwich." -James Beard.

I could easily eat nothing but sandwiches until the day I die. I am a carb-crazed psychopath, so anything involving at least two pieces of bread is A-OK in my book. With that being said, when the publishing company Quirk Books got in touch with me a few weeks ago to see if I'd review The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches, I happily obliged.

The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches is written by Susan Russo, who writes for NPR's Kitchen Window, and is also the blogger behind the popular food blog, Food Blogga. Russo's Encyclopedia of Sandwiches includes everything from recipes to history to trivia for "everything between sliced bread."

The book contains loads of recipes for simple staples, such as Grilled Cheese, Lobster Roll and even the Spamwich, but more adventurous palates will be pleased with recipes such as the Croque-Monsieur, Banana Split Sandwich and Fried Green Tomato B.L.T. There are a number of vegetarian-friendly sandwiches in the book (i.e. Falafel Pita and Ice Cream Sandwich), but this is definitely more of a meat-heavy book.

The original price for this book is $18.95, and I think it is worth every penny for fellow sandwich lovers. It's a great resource to have on hand, especially for a quick dinner or work week lunch, or even leisurely weekend brunches and lunches.

What's the best part about all of this? Starting Monday of next week, I will be giving away a copy of The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches on The EE's Facebook page. All you have to do is "like" the page, and you're entered! Already "like" it? Then you're already entered.

What is your all-time favorite sandwich? Mine is definitely any variation of a grilled cheese!

Disclaimer: The folks at Quirk Books were generous enough to send me a copy of The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches free of charge. Despite their generosity, the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. 


  1. I just got that book to review too. Busily looking through the recipes to see which ones I want to make. Grilled cheese is probably my favorite sandwich too!

  2. I think I would love that book. :-) I do love grilled cheese sandwiches, but I love chicken salad wraps with walnuts and cranberries, too.

  3. My favorite sandwich is definitely a Croque Madame or banh mi!