Muffuletta from The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches (photography by Matt Armendariz)
I always knew I liked pork. I always knew I liked sandwiches. I didn’t realize how much I like pork sandwiches until recently when writer, Larry Bleiberg, interviewed me for a USA Today article on 10 great places to get a surprising sandwich. (I’m the author of The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches (Quirk Books, 2012), so I’ve become known affectionately as the “the sandwich lady,” which isn’t a bad moniker.)
It wasn’t until I read the finished article that I realized, “Whoa, I really like pork.” Of the 10 sandwiches I recommended, eight of them feature pork.
The grilled cheese I adored from The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in San Francisco was the “Piglet,” with ham. The meatball sandwich I devoured at NYC’s Meatball Shop was the spicy pork variety. The sandwich I ate three times in five days at Rick Bayless XOCO in Chicago was the Cochinita Pibil torta, a muscular sandwich of roasted pig, black beans, pickled onions, and habanero sauce. Just typing that last sentence caused me to salivate.
See what I mean? If you’re salivating too, then check out the rest of my best sandwich picks in the article, “10 great places to bite into a surprising sandwich.”
In the meantime, please share with us your favorite place(s) to get a surprisingly good sandwich in the comment section below, and you might WIN a signed copy of The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches.
We’re giving away 3 signed books! Here’s what you have to do to win a copy:
- In the comment section below, tell us where you get a surprisingly good sandwich and why it’s so grub-worthy.
- Boost your chances of winning by sharing this give-away announcement on Twitter and mentioning @Porkandknife or on Facebook. (Let me know if you post on Facebook so I can tally it.)
- FedEx me a muffuletta from the Napoleon House in New Orleans, and you’ll win all three books.
- Ignore #3. I was kidding. Sort of.
Good luck! And, remember, sandwiches make life better.