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Sandwiches make quick, easy, and nutritious meals. August is National Sandwich Month, a great time to try a different type of sandwich or have fun inventing a new sandwich for you or to share with family and friends. We have been getting creative in the kitchen during this quarantine therefore we have made for you a list of books that can help you create the perfect sandwich.

August: National Sandwich Month

Books

400 Ways To Make A Sandwich by Eva Greene Fuller

Care for a Tutti-Frutti Sandwich? How about some Lobster Canapes? Anyone looking for new, easy ways to jazz up lunch will appreciate this eminently useful casual cookbook. Dating from the early 20th century, the vintage collection presents 400 tasty recipes based on common, easily obtained fixings. No skill is required for following the recipes, which are organized by main ingredient and offer brief, to-the-point directions. Categories include fish, egg, salad, meat, cheese, nut, sweet, miscellaneous, and canapes. A brief Foreword offers serving suggestions.

Sandwiches Without Bread by Daria Polukarova

Let these enticing photos and simple instructions persuade you to better your daily eating habits. Healthy, filling, and delicious, they are budget-friendly and adjustable to any diet. Whether you follow a Paleo, non-gluten, low-carbohydrate, or just an all-around healthy lifestyle, Sandwiches Without Bread is for you. Featuring one hundred creative recipes along with mouthwatering photographs, this book will appeal to both your appetite and your waistline. Instead of bread, sandwiches can be made as lettuce wraps, between scooped cucumber, apple slices, grilled eggplant or pineapple, and dozens of other substitutes-the options are endless. Recipes include: Smoked tofu banh mi, Crispy one-bite cracker sandwiches, Easy nori sandwich with butterfish, Crab cucumber roll-ups, Zucchini panini, Pesto chicken halloumi sandwich, Lentil pancake sandwich with herbed mushrooms, Cauliflower breakfast cups, and so many more!

Num Pang by Ratha Chaupoly, Ben Daitz, Raquel Pelzel

100 Cambodian- and Southeast Asian-inspired recipes from New York’s favorite sandwich shop In a city with so many great sandwich joints, Num Pang Sandwich Shop is a standout, receiving high praise from numerous sources including Bon Appétit and Zagat. First opened in 2009 by Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz, the restaurant introduced New York City to Cambodian-inspired sandwiches and sides. Today, there are six locations in the city with more in the works. Num Pang sandwiches are similar to Vietnamese banh mi, but what makes them so special is the inventive fillings, ranging from Glazed Five-Spice Pork Belly to Seared Coconut Tiger Shrimp to Hoisin Meatballs. The book provides recipes for all the fan favorites as well as ones for condiments like Pickled Five-Spice Asian Pears, sides like the Sambal Chili–Glazed Chicken Wings, soups and stews like Curried Red Lentil Soup, salads like Green Papaya Salad, and drinks like Cambodian Iced Coffee. With touches of graffiti art inspired by the chain’s signature urban, hip-hop style, Num Pang looks just as bold as the mouthwatering recipes taste.

Delicious recipes of New York Deli sandwiches to tantalise your tastebuds, combined with stunning new full colour photos of New York city.

I Scream Sandwich! by Jennie Schacht

In I Scream Sandwich!, cookbook author Jennie Schacht redefines this hugely popular sweet treat and shows us how it can easily be the star of a dinner party, child’s birthday bash, family picnic, or just a lazy summer afternoon. The book includes a variety of ice cream sandwich recipes, from the classic (chocolate cookie bars with vanilla ice cream), to the exotic (kaffir lime and lemongrass sorbet on five-spice cookies), to the seasonal (blackberry-buttermilk ice cream on crispy meringues), to the upscale (pistachio gelato on a brioche bun). In addition to cookies and ice cream, sandwiches are made with brownies, bars, cakes, brioche, crusts, gelatos, sorbets, and dairy-free options. This idea-filled book also includes recipes for sauces, roll-ins, and decorations.

The Slider Effect by Jonathan Melendez

Way better than a cupcake, these omnivore and vegetarian slider recipes include limitless ingredient and flavor combinations just waiting to be squeezed between two buns. Sliders are the perfect bite that can be served as an appetizer, tapas, entrée, side, or midnight snack. The Slider Effect focuses on these amazing, handheld mini sandwiches featuring more than 75 recipes and 65 delicious photographs designed to turn you into a slider pro.

Whether you’re looking for lunch recipes, side dishes, or hearty mains, you’ll love the variety in 101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches Cookbook.

Michael Symon’s 5 in 5 by Michael Symon

Food Network star Michael Symon shares 120 superfast and delicious recipes for busy cooks.
With his boisterous laugh and Midwestern charm, Michael Symon has become one of the most beloved cooking personalities on television. For ABC’s The Chew, he developed a brilliant, simple formula to help home cooks pull together fresh, from-scratch meals on weeknights: a maximum of five fresh ingredients that cook in five minutes. This cookbook ties into the segment, featuring dazzlingly quick, satisfying dinners that your whole family will love.

Michael first teaches you how to set up your pantries with essentials that make whipping up dinner easy. Then he shares 120 recipes for pastas, skillet dinners, egg dishes, grilled mains, kebabs, foil packets, and sandwiches illustrated in 75 photographs. This is streamlined cooking for busy families and firmly solves the “what’s for dinner?” conundrum for home cooks everywhere.

After a long day spent in one of his restaurants or taping a television show, what Bobby Flay craves more than anything else is … a crusty-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside burger; a fistful of golden, crisp, salty fries; and a thick, icy milkshake. Given the grilling guru’s affinity for bold flavors and signature twists on American favorites, it’s no surprise that he has crafted the tastiest recipes ever for this ultimate food trio

Magazines

Bon Appetit June 2020

Featured on Page 28 Lentil Burgers –
“These veggie patties are streamlined enough for a weeknight dinner packed with protein, and deeply savory thanks to mushrooms and mellow white miso recipe.

Featured on Page 8 The World’s Greatest Tuna Sandwich
“It’s not your everyday tuna sandwich.” There is moisture management.

Paleo Magazine April 2020

Featured on Page 16 The product review. Alternative to buns. Paleo friendly sandwich bread.

Taste of Home June 2020

Featured on Page 55 Green Chile Cheeseburger
Recreate travels down route 66. Stop off in Sante Fe, NM @ the Sante Fe Bite. A super juicy and well seasoned cheeseburger

Featured on Page 53 Chicken Salad
“From Sandwich fillings to salad toppings,, this versatile southern staple can be made plenty of ways and it is always a hit.”