Muffuletta Madness

Sandwiches are loved the world over with every corner of the world dreaming up with its own unique bread-filled offering.  Today, we’ve decided to honour Central Grocery’s muffuletta, originating from the French Quarter of New Orleans in the early 1900s.  A sandwich and a half, the muffuletta is composed of a sturdy round sesame-topped Sicilian bread-roll, similar in texture to focaccia and measuring a whopping 25cm in diameter, sliced in half horizontally and stuffed with a special olive salad (olives, celery, cauliflower and carrot marinated in olive oil for 24 hours) then layers of capicola (dry-cured pork shoulder), salami, pepperoni, ham and emmental and provolone cheeses.  The result has to be seen to be believed, easily feeding a family of four (Central Grocery sells their famous sarnies in quarter and half portions).  Oh yes, and they taste pretty good too.  If anyone manages to knit us one of these thegreatsandwichpicknitwill be one happy knitting project.  Got a favourite exotic sandwich? Let us know about it!

The mighty muffuletta from New Orleans


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