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This book has opened a creative part of me. It’s shown me something new. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves food and has a good sense of humor.
I’m just going to say it. I don’t like cooking difficult food. I’m a California girl who thinks East Coast food is kind of strange. I’m not a “sub” or heavy sandwich “sandwich” kind of person of any kind, but I LOVED the title of this book and felt very excited to blog about it!
When I first began reading through A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches, I found myself not feeling very good physically (I suppose my stomach was feeling a bit heavy and “upset” from the recipes, just like the book promised). But I really enjoyed the stories throughout this book, from the get go. Just be prepared for a bit of strong language here and there.
The recipes start heavy with meat, although the creator’s love is truly broccoli. The book goes through meats to vegetables and all the way to a veggie burger! He covers sauces, pickling, and….did I mention frying? Oh yes-that’s there! Each recipe also comes with either a fun story or something that was going on in the author’s mind. Are you feeling adventurous yet?
As far as making a sandwich from this book, the recipes seem time consuming to me. But maybe that’s the point. Maybe the author wants us to know these are the kinds of sandwiches you’d want to visit the No.7 sandwich shop for. The author might want us to realize how much work and love really do go into his creations.
All in all, I think this book makes an excellent gift and is really fun to read to friends. It’s genuinely funny and the recipes are real! I actually got the nerve to make the Zucchini Parm sandwich, with ingredients I could find. The end result? A little bit of work but the taste was actually quite “miam.”
***I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.***