Tangy, juicy, crunchy, creamy, zesty: What more can you ask of a summer sandwich? Chef Gabrielle Hamilton shares her recipe.
Gabrielle Hamilton's summer sandwich.This vegetarian beauty is a fork-and-knife sandwich, derived - loosely - from one I had in the early '70s when vegetarianism in this country was, alas, all part of the politics and not part of the fun.
My mom, an otherwise omnivorous, sensible, and innate "nose-to-tail" cook - constantly braising some whole animal in a pot on a back burner in our kitchen - and a die-hard cashmere type, suddenly started to show sympathies for the ethos of the era. She owned a macramé bikini, kept a dog-eared copy of What Color Is Your Parachute? on the bookshelf, and started taking me frequently to a "natural" café in town called Sweet Emily's, where we shared an avocado sandwich on pumpernickel bread with sprouts, red onions, and cream cheese. No matter that the cream cheese was stiff with guar gum, the black bread soft and overloaded with molasses, and the alfalfa Read More »from A Zesty, Juicy Vegetarian Summer Sandwich from Chef Gabrielle Hamilton