#SeriousSandwich Hall of Fame
Our #SeriousSandwich cookalong is long over, but many of the posts written by the participating bloggers are still relevant, full of cooking tips and just plain interesting. Oh, and their write-ups and photographs of recipes from Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches will seriously get your appetite going! Here is a curated selection of the best of the best posts from October’s cookalong.
Curried Chicken Salad on Pumpernickel delighted the cook, the cook’s husband, and the blog’s readers. Kristin, writing at Kwistin’s Favorites, did a great job with this sandwich, adding a salad that she garnished with what she would likely deem the cutest currants ever.
Lucy Mercer (A Cook and Her Books) experienced Emeril’s cookbook on more than one level—not only did she prepare several of the recipes, but she also interviewed the photographer and one of Emeril’s chief recipe developers. I love these posts because they not only demonstrate how Lucy and these professionals revel in their crafts of food, they also are instructional, inspirational, and well-written.
On her aptly-named blog My Cup of Creativitea, Thien-Kim tweaked Emeril’s recipe for Chocolate Wafers with Peanut Butter Fudge sandwich cookies to make them a Halloween-shaped and colored treat for her family. I suspect these cookies were gone the same day she baked them. This blog post is also further proof that the bloggers and their readers weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the cookalong—the bloggers’ families clearly had a few weeks of good eatin’!
Miranda has a serious love affair going with Banh-mi, and Emeril’s recipe with lemongrass seemed to just fan the flames of her ardor. Check out the tantalizing photography of this sandwich on her blog, Mangoes & Chutney.
Emeril’s Peanut Butter and Honey Grilled Sandwich is so scrumptious that in the course of describing the preparation and eating of this sandwich, Jen used 33 exclamation points in her post on Peanut Butter and Peppers. This is clearly a sandwich to eat when you’re having a bad day.
Addie, who lives in New Orleans, knows what a classic Muffuletta sandwich should be. So when she tells us that Emeril adapted it with alacrity in Eggplant Muffuletta recipe, we can take her word for it! Read her breakdown of the sandwich’s elements and the recipe’s steps on her blog, Culicurious, and get the recipe for this one, too.
Susan Benton is an avid booster of her local food scene in Florida, and she parses to Po’ Boy by presenting Emeril’s Roast Beef Debris Po’ Boy along with some of her favorites made by restaurants where she lives. It’s worth reading this post on 30AEats to learn about sandwich, its variations, and to get a preview of what Emeril will be talking about next on TV.