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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2009, 10:25:37 PM »
What exactly is a "French Quarter Muffaletta"?

French Muffaletta???  Italian French???

( I copied and pasted below)


Muffaletta Sandwich
Posted on Jun 03, 2008 under Cajun & Creole, Main Dishes



3 large garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup chopped green olives stuffed with pimientos
1 cup pitted and chopped “black-ripe” olives or Calamatas
1/2 cup roasted sweet red peppers, chopped
1 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/3 pound salami
1/2 pound provolone cheese
1/2 pound mild cheese
1/3 pound mortadella
1/3 pound prosciutto

Cook’s note: The roasted red peppers are Italian-style, available at many Italian delis.

Take one loaf fresh Italian bread (one big round for a traditional Muffaletta or individual sub loaves will do fine for smaller sandwiches). Cut the loaf ( or loaves) in half, and scoop out a little of the inside to make some room. Make the olive salad by combining the olives and roasted perrer, garlic and vinegar. Drizzle some of the olive oil and juice from the olive salad on each side of the open loaf — use plenty. On the bottom, place some salami, olive salad, provolone, mild cheese, and mortadella. Top with the other half loaf. Slice into wedges (or eat the individual loaves).
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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2009, 10:43:52 AM »
                Louisiana Creole cuisine originated mainly in the New Orleans area which is a melting pot that blends French, Spanish, Italian, Canarian, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Native American and African influences.  The Spanish and Canarian influences on Creole cuisine is most often seen in the use of hot peppers, citrus juice marinades, the all important rice, and the introduction of beans. The use of tomatoes came from the Spaniards and Italians, which were not typically used in Creole cooking but now remains an important ingredient in such dishes as Shrimp Creole, Jambalaya and Gumbo.  Pasta also began to make a show during the period when New Orleans was a popular destination for Italian and Greek immigrants after 1815. Many Italians and Greeks became grocers, bakers, cheese makers and orchard farmers, and so influenced the Creole cuisine in New Orleans and its suburbs.

                The first French, Spanish, and Italian Creole cookbooks date back to the era before the Louisiana Purchase.  Boy do I LOVE Google. For you jazz buffs, the famous jazz great Louis Prima was a .........Salut! As my Cajun friends often said "Laissez les bon temps roulet" which means "Let the Good Times Roll"  BON APPETIT!

      Oh and by the way my fishing trip up the Hudson was successful I came home yesterday with a 20 lb. striped bass......hummm Thai-style bass with coconut rice wrapped in banana leaf or maybe Peruvian Ceviche or possibly both!
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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2009, 11:12:52 PM »
      Oh and by the way my fishing trip up the Hudson was successful I came home yesterday with a 20 lb. striped bass......hummm Thai-style bass with coconut rice wrapped in banana leaf or maybe Peruvian Ceviche or possibly both!

Now I'm craving sea food!  :)
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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2009, 01:05:39 PM »
Today's New York Daily News has an article on the late Nancy DeBenedittis, better known as "Mama" at Leo’s Latticini sandwich shop in Corona. According to the article, Mrs. DeBenedittis passed away earlier this month at the age of 90.

Owner of Leo's Latticini, best known as Mama's of Corona, will be missed
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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2010, 01:53:15 PM »
Leo's Latticini (Mama's of Corona), is the recent subject of Joe DiStefano's World's Fare blog at Edible Queens.  Looks good!  I see Mama's is a lot more than just sandwiches.

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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2010, 07:59:52 PM »
Leo's is great.
The fresh made mozarella is outstanding. ;D

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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2010, 08:14:59 PM »
Buon Appetit deli on Ditmars and 36th St. in Astoria is without a doubt the BEST place for sandwiches.  Check out their selection there's something for everyone. Mangia!!

http://www.buonappetitny.com/
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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2010, 03:19:12 PM »
Does a Patacon Pisao qualify as a sandwich?  Hmmm...  Anyone try this one?

Serious Eats NY had a write-up on this Venezuelan eatery back in November, 2009.

Off the Beaten Path: Patacon Pisao's Carne Mechada Patacón

The signature sandwich on this flickr pic looks YUM!

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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2010, 08:56:46 PM »
This sandwich looks and sounds so amazing.....I'm heading over there this coming week for taste!  Maybe I'll bring along my girlfriend who is from Caracas so she can break it down for me!

Does a Patacon Pisao qualify as a sandwich?  Hmmm...  Anyone try this one?

Serious Eats NY had a write-up on this Venezuelan eatery back in November, 2009.

Off the Beaten Path: Patacon Pisao's Carne Mechada Patacón

The signature sandwich on this flickr pic looks YUM!

Signature Patacon from Patacon Pisao; Elmhurst, Queens


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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2010, 08:58:35 PM »
This sandwich looks and sounds so amazing.....I'm heading over there this coming week for taste!  Maybe I'll bring along my girlfriend who is from Caracas so she can break it down for me!

Great!  Make sure you post your findings! 
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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2010, 03:34:01 PM »
This week's Edible Queens World's Fare blog entry is on Patacon Pisao!

Elmhurst's Venezuelan Snack Specialist
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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2010, 09:25:25 AM »
Mama's is the best.  Hands down.  They make a mean sandwich that surprisingly tastes like a muffaletta.  I did a little digging a while ago and apparently it was the Sicilians who brought the muffaletta to New Orleans.  Mama's is Sicilian.  They just don't make their sandwiches on the round loaf of bread but they are 100% just as good.  I dream about their sandwiches. :smitten:

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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2010, 10:28:53 AM »
mmmm mama's! if there were a little drooly icon above, i'd use it  :smitten:

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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2010, 11:13:57 PM »
Grub Street has an epic slideshow of the 101 best sandwiches in New York.  El Sitio's cubano made the list, as did Despana Foods (but I'm guessing they don't offer sandwiches at their JH location).

One of each, please!  This is a research assignment I really would have enjoyed.

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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2010, 08:08:02 AM »
I am shocked that El Sitio made this list their cubanos are tired and tasteless!  So far I have not found a restaurant in NYC that makes great cubanos.  The best cubano I have ever had in my life was from Miami's Enriqueta's and since I can't afford to fly down to Miami whenever I need a cubano fix I bought a sandwich press and make my own.  The two most important parts of the cubano is the pernil (pork roast) which should be marinated overnight with sofrito and spices and slow roasted and pan de manteca (bread made with lard)   :smitten:

 
Grub Street has an epic slideshow of the 101 best sandwiches in New York.  El Sitio's cubano made the list, as did Despana Foods (but I'm guessing they don't offer sandwiches at their JH location).

One of each, please!  This is a research assignment I really would have enjoyed.
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Re: Best Sandwiches
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2010, 08:08:02 AM »