Tag Archives: Deli

Incredible Breads and Bread-Alternatives to Outfit Your Sandwich

So, we’ve done our research and found some incredible breads (and bread-alternatives) to outfit your sandwich. Try some of these unique “bread” styles: Aubergine Slices Tomato Slices Large Portobello Mushroom Tops Lettuce Wraps Skewers Apple Slices Pan-fried Tofu Potato Slices(cooked) “Shot Glass” (all the sandwich elements stacked in miniature glasses) Hollowed-out Cucumbers (cut long-ways) Red Pepper(cut and flattened out) Cold-cut ...

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Pickles Get Popular Again

Keep the crunch. Add the flavor. Pickles are a simple way to preserve and re-purpose our favorite seasonal food items, and they’re back. Pickles are popular with everybody. Gourmet chefs are setting the trend to reinvent the colors, sizes, shapes and flavors of this age-old delicatessen favorite. Thanks to them, pickles are popping up in everything from sandwiches to soufflés, ...

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3 Questions Before You Expand Your Sandwich Menu

No matter how you slice it, the sandwich is probably the most important staple meal today. Its elevation and evolution in restaurants across the country are a direct metaphor for the changes in our eating habits and the very reason we go out to eat in the first place. Casual, flavorful, simple and easy. Next time you analyze your menu, ...

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Making your own BBLT

What goes better with bacon? MORE BACON!! Join Chef Mike in the kitchen and try this Canadian bacon and traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with a creamy avocado mayo spread. This BBLT recipe is featured in the March 2015 Essence of Maines. Get the recipe here!

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Trend Alert: Gourmet Sandwiches

Creative, carefully crafted sandwiches are a customer favorite. Right now, the sandwich is returning to its noble roots. The word comes from the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who loved the savory bread-meat-cheese combination plus its ease of handling, allowing him to work while eating. This year, customers are hungry for upscale sandwiches, served up in a manner meant for today’s ...

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Anatomy of a Sandwich Infographic

Check out some of these staggering sandwich statistics with our Anatomy of a Sandwich Infographic. EMBED THIS INFOGRAPHIC: <a href=”http://freshideas.maines.net/sandwich-statistics/”><img title=”Anatomy of a Sandwich” src=”http://freshideas.maines.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Deli_Infographic-v2_rvs2_600pxWIDE.jpg” alt=”Seafood Menu Calendar” width=”600″ height=”865″ /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <a href=”http://freshideas.maines.net”> Anatomy of a Sandwich </a>

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The Anatomy of a Sandwich

To build a better sandwich, creativity and innovation are key. It’s a simple formula: Take your filling of choice, maybe a condiment and topping or two, put it all between two pieces of bread, and serve. By using high-quality ingredients, chefs can elevate the humble sandwich into more than just a sum of its parts. “Quality sandwich ingredients are a ...

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How to Pick the Right Cheese to Top Your Sandwich

What is a sandwich without the addition of a slice of great cheese? Cheese is more than just an additional topping, it is an important flavor and texture component. Soft/Fresh Cheeses Mild, rich, and creamy, soft/fresh cheeses such as mascarpone, ricotta, goat and feta are great for using as a spread. Pair them with sweet treats, such as honey and ...

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What’s Between the Slices

As a chef, I urge you to take ownership of your sandwich offerings. Don’t just reach into a box and put together a mainstream combination that gets slapped between two pieces of bread. Create a signature sandwich. Craft it and make it uniquely your own. Take a basic sandwich concept like a grilled cheese, Reuben, or club and make it ...

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