Lomito Italiano

Lomito Italiano

Welcome back to one of my favorite subjects, Chilean sandwiches. South America is a sandwich wonderland, and nowhere are they revered so much as in the long narrow mountains-and-ocean corridor that is Chile. This month we’re covering Italiano, which isn’t an actual sandwich but rather a combination of condiments–avocado, mayonnaise, and tomato, green white and red…

January Sandwiches and December Wrapup

Welcome to 2017, fellow sandwich lovers, and Happy New Year! 2016 is in the books. Over the course of the last 12 months, we explored 36 List sandwiches, and added a few random bits of sandwich lore along the way. Many have complained that 2016 was a terrible year, and there were certainly many sad…

Chicago’s Italian Beef

Italian Beef, hot and dipped, from Joe Boston's

Italian beef has been with this site from the beginning. One of my first posts was about the Italian beef sandwich at Bari’s Italian deli; there are photos of Italian beef sandwiches from two different Al’s in the background image (the original on Taylor and a franchise); I mention giardiniera, the world’s perfect condiment and the…

An Ice Cream Sandwich for Christmas

Ice cream sandwiches have always been the best ice cream treat. Grandma usually had an ice cream cake roll in the freezer, and those were good, kind of similar, layers of chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream. (Later, another Grandma would serve frostingless chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and though she was a very different…

The Hot Turkey Sandwich

Hot Turkey Sandwich, diner-style

I love turkey. It’s not just a Thanksgiving thing for me, though that’s when they’re most readily available. I stockpile them in my freezer and roast or smoke them throughout the year. I’ve said before that I will eat every damn turkey. That time after Thanksgiving though, when there’s a big bag of leftover turkey…

A Dinner of Two Sandwiches, Part the Second

Having eaten our toasties, I revealed that I’d been making dessert earlier in the afternoon. Given that one of this month’s featured sandwiches was ice cream, and it’s the middle of summer here, it was perfect timing. Icecream sandwiches are not the popular item that they are in the US. The whole icecream-on-a stick is…