Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Big Easy

My brother Joe is visitng his old stomping grounds in New Orleans right now. He went to school there and fell in love with the city. He's been uploading pictures of food to his Facebook page for a week. The pictures of oysters and Abita beer are driving me crazy. The one shot that pushed me over the edge though was of a beautiful muffuletta sandwich. (If you've never had one, click here.)

Ive been thinking about it for a week. It's been stuck in my head. At every meal I think, "I wish this was a muffuletta." Unfortunately, they're not that easy to come by outside of New Orleans, let alone in Singapore. I finally decided to take matters into my own hands.

I've got a pretty good recipe for Italian bread and I know where I can get some good cold cuts (even though it's a 35 minute drive away.) I had to make the olive salad myself, but it came out very well.

it's best when the olive oil seeps into the bread

Not the best sandwich I've ever had, but damn good. I'me sure the next one will be better.


Andy said...

Oh God, those are the best. Tish makes them, but makes the olive salad into a purée. And when you let it sit for a day in the fridge, it's even better. You'd slap your mama.

All hail Muffaletta.

Newby said...

Share with us the bread recipe!

(and your pizza dough, too)