Oct 12, 2015

How to Make a $1,500 Sandwich from Scratch


Talk about going all in for a DIY project! Andy George of How to Make Everything goes the whole nine yards to make a chicken sandwich from scratch. 

Check out this 12 part series where Andy details out how he made every ingredient to build a simple grilled sandwich over the course of 6 months and a $1,500 expenditure. He covered everything from harvesting sea salt to separating the wheat from the chaff in his living room. It's a fantastic perspective of a modern DIYer without all the fancy tools and high-end know how. It made me feel like I, too, could make my own sandwich from scratch.

How to make a $1,500 sandwich

How to make a chicken sandwich

How to make a $1500 sandwich

You can watch a summary video below or check out the entire 12-part series on YouTube.

And the $1,500? It's averaged after cost of supplies and labor. Spoiler alert? Mr. George said it was just an OK sandwich.

You can also check out the rest of Andy's series where he makes suits, books, tools and more over at his website How to Make Everything.


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bruno on Oct 14, 2015:

@Andy totally with you on this. It's not about wasting time/resources, but exploring how much really goes into everyday things we take for granted. Nice work!


PS - also just noticed you're MPLS-based! Us too (well, I am, Chris is in Portland, and technically I'm in St Paul, but anwyway). Hope we can cross paths sometime!

Andrew on Oct 13, 2015:

I think you're looking at it in too much of a negative light. I really saw this as perspective as to how much work really goes into simple every day things we have readily available pre made.

Anonymous on Oct 12, 2015:

For me this is just an example of privileged individual wasting time. It's no different from Marie Antoinnette and her play peasant village.