Sandwich Sunday

Sopressata & Artichoke Ciabata  //  

Sandwich Sunday // Soppressata Ciabata

It’s been a while since I’ve made myself a massive sandwich. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.

Erin and I just finished up having a delicious lunch at Pane Bianco, a fantastic little spot here in Phoenix. She had tomato, mozzarella, and basil on house-made focaccia. I had sopressata, provolone, and sweet peppers, also on house-made focaccia. I think a part of me ordered the sopressata because I wanted to see how the sandwich I made a couple days ago – the one pictured here – measured up. Not gonna lie, they both ate just fine. But then you can’t really go wrong with garlicky cured pig.

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Holiday Gift List  //  

So here’s the deal.

I’m a guy. I like food (and beer). You probably know a guy who likes food (and beer). You’re probably wondering what to get that guy who likes food (and beer) for Christmas (or other equivalent winter holiday). Perfect. I can help.

No recipe, today. Just stuff. Glorious, glutinous, stuff. Are there better things to spend your money on? Of course. Does that matter? Probably. But not today. Today is about gifts. Here are a few items I’ve noticed over the past year or so that would make great gifts to a food loving guy.

I hope this is helpful.

I make no promises.

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Braised Short Ribs  //  

Sandwich Sunday // Braised Shortribs

Yesterday, I saw a bumper sticker that read, “I’m Canadian and I’m Catholic.”

Well hey, man, congratulations.1

It got me thinking: if I was so inclined, what personal statement-of-fact would I plaster to the rear of my car and broadcast to the world? 2 Is there any aspect of my life that I’m just that proud of?

I searched through hundreds of bumper stickers online, but nothing seemed to resonate. “I like to play in the dirt.” was close, but not quite right. So, I set out to make my own bumper sticker – one that would perfectly capture who I am.

I came up with four:

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