Do you love sandwiches? I mean really really love sandwiches. Yea me too. At the moment I am in search of the perfect one. Something hot, meaty and cheesy; with just the right amount seasoning or zing; something unexpected in it. So when I heard about this book, I was overjoyed that maybe there was someone who loved sandwiches as much as I did. That there was a whole cookbook about just that, amazing sandwiches.
Tyler Kord of No7 Sub is also a man that is in love with sandwiches. Heck he has a whole sandwich shop and now a cookbook dedicated to them. To say that the man has a thing for sandwiches is an understatement. And this cookbook proves that. He has some different ideas to what can be put into a sandwich. Things from squid, to pickled onions, meatloaf, chicken fried clams all are things that he will (and does) put into a sandwich.
Now don’t get me wrong, this is a great book on sandwiches. If you like fancy food, or looking for fancy type sandwiches. My issue with this is that I want sandwiches fit for a two-year-old. I am a basic meat and cheese sandwich. This is more of my issue, then an issue with the cookbook itself. But still it was a disappointment for me.
Okay now that we have gotten that out of the way, let’s get into this book. As far as a cookbook goes it is written in a completely different way. It is almost as if you are sitting on his counter while he is putting these together. There are stories from his childhood woven in there, there is a ton of humour in each of the sandwiches, and he talks about each sandwich before getting into each of the recipes. You get a real sense of who he is, and where his ideas came from. Plus there is so much information about breads, how to compile a sandwich (if you don’t like his), cheese and meats.
All in all, while I wish that this was a more basic sandwich cookbook it is a really fun in detail cookbook on sandwiches. Totally worth putting it on your shelf with the rest of your cooking inspiration. Want some more cooking inspiration? Then check out this post.