Remember at the beginning of Veggie Tales when Bob the Tomato said, “Have we got a show for you!!”? That’s how I read the title of this blog. Sorry if you aren’t well versed in singing vegetable cartoons, your childhood was seriously lacking.
Anyway, I do have a really great blog for you. I started planning for this day back in March. Back in March! Yes, back in March. Not all of my blogs are seat of the pants! So today is Sandwich Day. I love sandwiches. I celebrate Sandwich Day almost everyday, not that there’s anything wrong with that. So when I saw that today was an ode to the Earl of Sandwich, I knew I had to deliver.
First of all, this is what I ate for lunch.
But seriously, how delicious does that sandwich look? Here’s the run down. Serrano ham, manchego cheese (a Spanish theme!), shaved fennel and fig chutney all on a pretzel bun! It was absolutely a sandwich celebration. It’s from a place called Hannah’s Bretzel. Oh, you wanted to see the website? I knew you would! They just opened one right by my office!
This was probably celebration enough, but wait there’s more!!
You see, I really enjoy reading other cool blogs. Especially when those other cool blogs are about sandwiches. Back in March I ran across Scanwiches. Scanwiches is a photo blog by a really cool guy named Jon. Here’s the premise: he takes his sandwiches and scans them. Right there on his fancy scanner. So every few days there is a scan of a cross section of some delicious sandwich he has consumed.
And today, on Sandwich Day, Jon has a book that’s coming out!! It’s a collection of the best of his scanwiches! Good news, I interviewed him via the world wide internet and he answered some pressing questions about his book, blog and love of sandwiches. Here’s what I found out!
How did this start? Why did you decide to start scanning your sandwiches?
I was working in Soho in New York at the time and my co-workers and I would get a lot of sandwiches. I think the word popped into conversation one day and I wanted to see what a “scanwich” would actually look like. I got and older scanner, put my sandwich on it and scanned it. The results were awesome. I wanted to keep going.
How do you feel about getting sandwich accoutrements on your scanner? Are there crumbs or a variety of sauces stuck in the crevices?
I long ago gave up worrying about the warranty on my scanner. The edges and surface are pretty grimy at this point but I make sure to keep the glass super clean. I want the sandwiches to look their best. I carefully clean it after each scan.
Do you go to Subway ever? Like as a break from all the fancy sandwiches? Like McDonalds for chefs or something like that? On road trips for sure. Fast food sandwiches are perfect when you’re out on the highway. I don’t eat them regularly otherwise. New York has so many one-of-a-kind sandwich options that keep me busy enough.
Did you ever think your collection of images would be sitting on someone’s coffee table?
I had secretly hoped it would when I started the blog. Seeing that become a reality has been awesome.
I think the Earl of Sandwich would be thrilled.