Forget the questionable egg mayo and Coronation chicken triangles you’ll find festering away in your local shop, because all over the country increasingly outrageous offerings are being peddled: pork banh mi from Vietnam, lobster rolls, giant Reubens and meatball subs. And they’ve got bigger; half the time you’ll find a knife and fork is required to actually tackle them. Usually thought of as being a cheap, deskbound snack, this new generation of sandwiches is often served up in high-end joints (and often with prices to match). Nor are these creations destined solely for lunch; people are gorging on them for dinner, too.
So why has the sandwich gone all decadent (not to mention international)? Helen Graves, author of the new book 101 Sandwiches: A Collection of the Finest Sandwiches from Around the World, suggests that this sandwich renaissance is in part down to recent food trends.
“I think US television programmes such as Man v. Food really introduced the public to these giant creations. People were saying, ‘Oh, Americans really do sandwiches differently’. That sort of food then became very popular and fashionable. There was a lot of so-called ‘dude food’ about, restaurants such as MEATLiquor. The street-food trend made a big difference, too: you can hold on to sandwiches and they’re easy to eat while standing.”
The rise of street food certainly should be held accountable: the popular food trucks that do well go on to become proper restaurants. Then, before you know it, everyone is eating variations of sandwiches while dining out. There is also the sheer array of sandwiches from around the globe, introducing the hungry to all types of exotic fillings and breads.[share_this_post]
Koki tertarik untuk bereksperimen, juga. Kreasi eye-popping terakhir termasuk mie ramen burger dan burger mac-dan-keju (dalam karbohidrat ini heran, mie dan makaroni diubah menjadi Sanggul). Dan, ya, burger dihitung sebagai sandwich. “Sungguh, aku akan mengatakan bahwa apa pun tertutup dalam roti sandwich,” kata Graves. “Tapi saya cukup fleksibel. Saya berpendapat bahwa burrito adalah sandwich, dan saya telah menyertakan resep untuk satu buku. Seekor anjing panas, juga. Sebuah calzone, bagaimanapun, tidak. Tapi aku tidak keberatan membiarkan hal-hal tertentu di. Misalnya, saya dimasukkan ke dalam resep untuk sandwich terbuka karena di Skandinavia mereka klasik. Kita tidak boleh terlalu tegang tentang apa yang memenuhi syarat sebagai sandwich. “