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Sandwiches and issues surrounding sandwiches

Post by knibbles » Sat Sep 29, 2007 15:51

The main issue for me surrounding sandwiches is the propensity of sandwich manufacturers, sandwich producers and sandwich facilitators (like a mum, perhaps) to put tomato in sandwiches. I don't like tomato in a sandwich and in many ways sandwiches are like homeopathy. Even once you remove the offending bits of tomato from the sandwich, the essence of tomato remains. I call this effect 'the memory of sandwich'. Thus a sandwich that has been penetrated by tomato can never recover and become a nice sandwich, even after forcible tomato removal.
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Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Sep 29, 2007 16:19

I had a lovely sandwich from Boots yesterday, it was wholegrain bread with a medley of Mediterranean cheeses and salad. But they didn't put any tomato in! You know what they put in instead? Roasted red pepper. It was lovely. I think all tomato should be replaced with roasted red pepper.

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Post by crystalball » Sat Sep 29, 2007 16:43

There is no way a manufactured sandwich can have tomato in it and be good at the same time. It's a paradox. However, I do feel that a bit of tomato works brilliantly when making a sandwich at home which is to be consumed immediately. Lynsosaurus mentioned roasted peppers: yes, a fine idea. But what about roasted tomatoes in sandwiches? The jury is out on that one.

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Post by Sylvie » Sat Sep 29, 2007 23:24

I think I've developed a phobia of pre-packaged sandwiches. I just can't face them anymore. I don't think it's a tomato related problem, although you never can tell.

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Post by cuppie » Sun Sep 30, 2007 21:15

i can't have a sandwich without tomato in it! i think tomato makes every sandwich better, except sandwiches involving peanut butter.

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Post by Miss 9 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:19

I had the best and worst sandwich experinces of my life this week.

I'm considering a wrap a sandwich because it was next to the sandwiches, and has all the fillings something calling itself a sandwich would require. Sainsbury's is where it was from, and I was very excited to see the words 'chicken and honey mustard' on the wrapper. I love honey mustard! I didn't know you had it over here!

Well, you don't. Instead of adding the nice tangy sweetness of honey mustard to this wrap, it was decided horseradish - cocksuckingmotherfuckingnastyasshorseradish - was an acceptable alternative. It was not and I cried myself to sleep.

A few days later, I cautiously said 'surprise me' when a sandwich was offered from Blue's Cafe 'round the corner. I don't know if it's a chain or not - but tuna with feta, tomato, lettecue and butter on a toated whole-wheat bun - heaven.
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Post by bonjour_tristesse » Fri Oct 05, 2007 16:29

I had an interesting pre packaged sandwich yesterday from Boots, it contained veggie sausages and a weird cheese mixture. I quite liked it but I might try and do a better version at home. I think M&S sandwiches are usually best if you're feeling posh.

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Post by humblebee » Fri Oct 05, 2007 16:32

I can eat pre-packaged sandwiches if I'm desperate but I'd rather not. It's the fridge thing. Cold bread is very wrong.

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Post by Mr Bear » Fri Oct 05, 2007 16:42

Does anyone else remember the steak and chips sandwich that you used to be able to get in Boots? It was a feast for the senses.

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Post by InMyPlace » Fri Oct 05, 2007 18:48

Cold bread is great!
Especially with tuna.

I know a guy who puts lots of mayo on his sandwiches and then microwaves them!
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Post by InMyPlace » Fri Oct 05, 2007 18:50

Miss 9 wrote:it was decided horseradish - cocksuckingmotherfuckingnastyasshorseradish - was an acceptable alternative.
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What the fuck
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Post by let it ride » Fri Oct 05, 2007 19:19

oh. my. gosh. just bought some amazinglooking bread to use to make toast (FILANO!!) and all that, and i am very excited.

VERY excited!

sandwiches are the best!

when i am oot and aboot i usually have an egg and cress sandwich. it is the best sandwich ever.
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Post by Woodbine » Fri Oct 05, 2007 19:19

bonjour_tristesse wrote:I had an interesting pre packaged sandwich yesterday from Boots, it contained veggie sausages and a weird cheese mixture. I quite liked it but I might try and do a better version at home. I think M&S sandwiches are usually best if you're feeling posh.
Oh I've had that! It's nice, just incredibly unhealthy. They do a veggie breakfast one too - both are ace for hangovers.
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Post by xime_na » Sat Oct 06, 2007 02:23

what offends me in a sandwich is the fact that sometimes, in hamburgers or depending on the meat of choice, they decide that it is ok to put on a weird mustar/ketchup based sauce.

they should let YOU choose...

i've spent many hours cleaning sandwiches. cause...i agree with knibbles. sandwiches do have memory.
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Re: Sandwiches and issues surrounding sandwiches

Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:56

i made a lovely sandwich (well, rolls really, but let's not let that get in the way) today: wholemeal rolls with tomato salsa, proper posh ham, and lots and lots of salad. it has just the right ratio of bread:ham:salad: salsa, and the salsa is neither too hot nor too sweet. and the beauty of the sandwich is that once you have the ingredients in your possession, you don't even need to leave your desk to make your lunch. you can make it right there!

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Post by squirrelboutique » Thu Mar 27, 2008 13:14

humblebee wrote:I can eat pre-packaged sandwiches if I'm desperate but I'd rather not. It's the fridge thing. Cold bread is very wrong.

And the tomato gets so freaking cold! It's like eating a sandwich flavored popsicle.

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Re: Sandwiches and issues surrounding sandwiches

Post by Miss Spangle » Thu Mar 27, 2008 16:09

What upsets me is butter in sandwiches. I don't understand the need for it. If you have mayo or a nice bit of pickle your filling is held together and over buttered sandwiches just offend me.

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Re: Sandwiches and issues surrounding sandwiches

Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Mar 27, 2008 16:19

i agree with you on the subject of over-buttering, but i think shunning butter on sandwiches entirely is folly.

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Re: Sandwiches and issues surrounding sandwiches

Post by Mr Bear » Thu Mar 27, 2008 16:32

lynsosaurus wrote: and the beauty of the sandwich is that once you have the ingredients in your possession, you don't even need to leave your desk to make your lunch. you can make it right there!
Yes! I've been enjoying that experience for the last couple of days, but with a ciabatta/soft cheese/chorizo combo.

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Re: Sandwiches and issues surrounding sandwiches

Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Mar 27, 2008 16:42

lynsosaurus wrote:i agree with you on the subject of over-buttering, but i think shunning butter on sandwiches entirely is folly.
this sentence is all wrong. i apologise.

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