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.
“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
We have already laid out a little history and a plan for sandwich domination here. Feast your eyes on a few of our favorite sandwich ideas…
1. Open Face Sandwich
This peppery saucisson sec tartine with refreshing slices of cucumber makes an easy sandwich.
2. Smoky Chicken
3. Pulled Duck
And though we advocate the cold sandwich as a summer meal, it’s hard to resist the lure of this pulled duck sandwich.
4. Lobster Roll
Or the lobster roll with bacon, which is undoubtedly the perfect summer sandwich.
5. Pressed Sandwich
A spicy pressed chorizo sandwich with cheese and red peppers satisfies the heat seekers.
6. Duck Banh Mi
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. And please share your sandwich creations on social media. Tag @dartagnanfoods on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.