Sandwich Travels

August is National Sandwich month! Despite not being a huge fan of sandwiches, there are many that I love around the world and I thought it would be fun to share my favorites. France - my absolute favorite is ham and butter on a baguette, a classic.  When I first move to France I thought this was the most bizarre combination, that is, until I tasted it. Forget mustard. Forget mayonnaise. The … [Read more...]

The Big Cheese of Sandwiches: A Conversation with Jeff Mauro

Last Tuesday was National Cheese Day. To celebrate the occasion Food Network star, sandwich afficiando and all around good guy, Jeff Mauro teamed up with Cracker Barrel to celebrate.  I was thrilled when they reached out to me to offer an interview.  I am a huge fan of Jeff's having watched him earn his spot amongst other Food Network chefs in Season 7 of Food Network Star, I've cheered him as he … [Read more...]

Fried Chicken Adventures: Bakesale Betty

I have written before that the item I want for my last meal is fried chicken. Don't ask why I am having my last meal, I don't plan on breaking any laws any time soon, but in case I am in the situation, I am ready!  Fried chicken is my wish. It is not something that I eat a lot because I can't handle the disappointment.  There is nothing worse than eating something with all those calories, fat and … [Read more...]

Guest-post Michele Brown: Here and There in Oakland

I "met" Michele Brown when I did an open call on Twitter for guest-posters. She is a fellow SITS gal which means she is all about the support!  When I saw that she was an Oakland native, the town I live next to but know relatively little about, I jumped at the chance to have her write about her favorite spots. Michele is the author of papoe, a blog about her life as a part-time worker, sometime … [Read more...]