300 Sandwiches: A Multilayered Love Story . . . with Recipes by Stephanie Smith

By Stephanie Smith

“Honey, you're three hundred sandwiches clear of an engagement ring.”

When manhattan put up author Stephanie Smith made a turkey and Swiss on white bread for her boyfriend, Eric (aka E), he took one chunk and uttered these now-famous phrases. whereas her beau’s statement first and foremost appeared strange, even antiquated, Stephanie authorised the problem and set to work. Little did she be aware of she was once approximately to cook dinner up the sexiest and such a lot debatable love tale of her generation.

300 Sandwiches is the tale of Stephanie and E’s epic trip of bread and betrothal, with an entire loaf of recipes besides. For Stephanie, a beginner within the kitchen, creating a sandwich—or even 300—for E wasn’t on the subject of getting a hoop; it used to be her approach of claiming “I love you” whereas gaining self assurance as a chef. It was once approximately what percentage breakfast sandwiches they can consume jointly on destiny Sunday mornings, what number s’mores may possibly stick to kinfolk skiing journeys, what percentage foolish fights could result in make-up sandwiches. by surprise, she observed a life of happiness among these slices of bread.

Not every body agreed. The media dubbed E “the Internet’s Worst Boyfriend”; bloggers attacked the loving couple for environment again the reason for women’s rights; critiques approximately their romance echoed from as distant as Japan. quickly, Stephanie discovered her cooking and her dating lower than the cruel glare of the spotlight.

From culinary twists on peanut butter and jelly to “Not Your Mother’s Roast Beef” highly spiced French Dip to fowl and Waffle BLTs, Stephanie stocks the creations—including wraps, burritos, paninis, and burgers—that eventually sated E’s palate and received his center. half recipe booklet, half girl-meets-boy memoir, three hundred Sandwiches teaches us that real love constantly wins out—one scrumptious chunk at a time.

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Repeat the process three more times to make 8 strudels in all. Arrange strudels seam side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet so they are not touching and brush with melted butter. Bake until golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. For the sauce: Combine stock and cream in saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened and reduced to about 3 tablespoons. Remove from heat and whisk in butter, a little at a time, until incorporated. Season to taste with lemon juice and salt and pepper.

For the cranberry mayonnaise: Place the cranberry sauce and mayonnaise in a blender and process until well combined. To assemble the two sandwiches: Pile stuffing on one slice of nut bread, and top with turkey and romaine. Spread cranberry mayo on the other slice of bread and place it on top of the lettuce. Cut in half and serve immediately with a frothy cold glass of Cape Cod Beer (page 72). com Owners: David Jarvis and Tom Gordon Chef: Tom Gordon The Chart Room is a seasonal restaurant with rustic Cape Cod charm.

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