A sandwich is as much about texture as it is about flavor. Differing layers of crsipy, chewey, gooey, crunchy, dense, light or slippery can turn your sandwich from mere lunch to a tasting experience that you won’t soon forget. A good texture tenant to stand by is that the sloppier the filling the rougher the bread. That means grilled cheese and PB&J’s are better on toast. I think we can all agree on that. Some people might ask, “What about the sloppy joe? You don’t eat sloppy joes on toast.” To which I would reply, “Try toasting the bun, amatuer.” That goes for all barbecue style sandwiches. Toast those buns and you’ll find out what I’m talking about. Now as for a denser, ok meatier, sandwich, you have to have soft bread. We’re talking about meatball sandwiches or cheese steaks here. I’m not saying there aren’t exceptions here, rules are merely rules.
Sandwich Rule No. 6 July 22, 2008