How to: Create an Artful Sandwich

“For something that has almost unlimited potential,” argues “The Minimalist” Mark Bittman, “the sandwich has become staid and unimaginative…mostly because we’ve allowed sandwich-making to become something that is either done by someone else or a task to be squeezed in between breakfast and taking the kids to the bus.”And so, unsurprisingly, he offers an alternative. As in his “Everyday, Anytime Egg-Combination Generator” and the “No-Fuss Dessert Generator,” a great sandwich is just a combination of great ingredients, thoughtfully paired and assembled. 

Thusly, he provides suggestions for each of the essential categories – The Base, The Spread, The Centerpiece, The Garnish – an implores, “Choose an ingredient from each category. Or two. Or whatever you prefer.”

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For ManMade’s own tips, check out my original article The Five Commandments of Making Great Sandwiches