|Illustration by Nathan Gelgud|
This Peruvian-born, Alabama-raised writer's most recent book is titled At Night We Walk in Circles.
His favorite sandwich is... drum roll please....The Cubano! ("So much meat!")
The traditional recipe for this toasty marvel contains savory roasted pork plus ham, gooey swiss cheese, crunchy pickles, pungent mustard and/or mayo, all on a grilled loaf of cuban bread.
There are infinite variations; one of the most irresistible (and, okay, pricier) versions is at The Spotted Pig. April Bloomfield's version contains slow-roasted port, thinly-sliced prosciutto, Gruyère cheese, chopped cornichons, and pickled jalapeños on crusty bread.
|The Spotted Pig's Cubano.|