Shrimp Po'Boy Sandwich from the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Great American Sandwiches

Great American Sandwiches is a series focused on America’s best-loved sandwiches. In this series, we’ll explore classic American sandwiches at the state, regional, and national levels, as well the various fillings and types of bread that make them unique.

This series was born out of my love for BREAD. I trained as a pastry chef and my passion was/and always has been, bread. In addition, I have a deep love and curiosity about American regional ingredients. Sandwiches are a way to explore both, so my goal with this series is to research, eat, and illustrate the classic, best-loved, most unique, and also the more controversial and also the ‘newer-style’ American sandwiches.

And, arguably, no sandwich is complete without Condiments, defined by Merriam-Webster as:  something used to enhance the flavor of food.
America loves its condiments and in this series we’ll examine the whole spectrum of condiments that help make our sandwiches unique from ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise, to cheese, coleslaw, and green chilies.

Sandwich suggestions, comments, and questions are always welcome. Contact me at joelycrogers@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!