August 5, 2009
Savory sandwiches can solve supper dilemmas, satisfy the soul

sandwich.jpgSandwiches may be the main ingredient in many a lunch tote, but they also can make for a quick and satisfying dinner.

We're not talking about whole wheat bread and a few slices of turkey here.

Think dense, eggy slices of brioche filled with brie, carmelized onions, arugula and a hint of cranberry jam. Flaky, grilled mahi mahi topped with mesclun and tucked between slices of baguette generously spread with lemon aioli.

It's a wonderful thing.

For sandwich inspiration, check out this recipe on my blog for a sophisticated spin on grilled ham and cheese. The addition of Dijon mustard and honey to the three different cheeses and high-quality ham make the flavors in this sandwich sing.

Cold sandwiches more appealing on a hot summer day? Check out this story in today's Food & Wine section by my colleague, Allen Pierleoni, who went in search of a new twist on Julia Child's classic chicken salad (pictured at left).

What is your favorite sandwich recipe? Post it here in the comments section, or e-mail it to me, and your recipe may be featured on this blog.

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