Archive for December, 2009

Bauru Sandwich - Famous Sandwich Of Brazil
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Bauru Sandwich – Famous Sandwich Of Brazil

The Bauru sandwich is the namesake of the city of Bauru.  With a population over 360,000, Bauru is located in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.  It’s where Pelé began playing soccer and where Brazilian astronaut, Marcos Pontes, was born. The Bauru sandwich actually originated in the city of Sao Paulo at the Ponte Chic restaurant […]

Tomato Seed Gel May Prevent Blood Clotting
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Tomato Seed Gel May Prevent Blood Clotting

Interesting health news from the UK—a derivative of tomato seed gel called Fruitflow is being touted as a natural alternative to aspirin and may prevent blood clotting. Apparently, British scientists have identified a natural ingredient in tomato seeds that they believe to be a key component to a long and healthy life.  Fruitflow may prevent […]

Arepa Sandwich - A Favorite Of Latin America
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Arepa Sandwich – A Favorite Of Latin America

Have you ever had an arepa sandwich?  If no, you are missing out.  If yes, we’d love to know where you had your arepa sandwich or the recipe you used. Arepas are the delicious national food and native bread of Venezuela and Columbia.  Made from corn flour, arepas might have originated as a food staple for poor natives, though […]

Bread Can Make You Happy!
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Bread Can Make You Happy!

Bread can make you happy and not just because it tastes so good. Research at the University of York and Hull York Medical School has found a connection between depression and low levels of folate (folate comes from leafy vegetables, beans, cereal and sunflower seeds).  Dr. Simon Gilbody and his research team examined 11 previous […]

Is A Panini Sandwich at Panera Bread A Healthy Sandwich?
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Is A Panini Sandwich at Panera Bread A Healthy Sandwich?

A trip to the local Panera bakery may be a weekly – or daily – habit, and it’s hard to miss the hot panini’s served up each day, fresh off the grill… Please read the full story by Sabah Karimi at Associated Content.

Healthy Turkey Sandwich
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Healthy Turkey Sandwich

If you want to do something healthy and different with your Christmas turkey leftovers, here is a healthy turkey sandwich recipe slightly adapted from master chef Emeril Lagassee’s, great book 20-40-60.  And, this recipe is so simple! Pressed Turkey, Pesto and Provolone Sandwich Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of prepared pesto (we like Basil Pesto by Elki) 2 slices […]

Easy Way To Bake Bread
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Easy Way To Bake Bread

Here is master bread baker Jim Lahey, demonstrating his very easy way to bake bread—the no-knead method.  Please read our review of Jim Lahey’s new book “My Bread.”

Sandwich Shop Thief Found Dead In A Vent
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Sandwich Shop Thief Found Dead In A Vent

Extra, extra, read all about it…Sandwich shop thief gets caught in vent… In Jacksonville, Florida, according to police, a white, nude man, likely in his thirties, was found stuck in a small vent while apparently trying to rob a sandwich shop—he was dead. According to WJXT-TV, an employee who opened the store spotted the wanna-be  thief’s […]

Charm City Burger Company
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Charm City Burger Company

Jogging on Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach, Florida, about a half mile from the beach, I saw a sign for Charm City Burger Company on the eastbound side of the street. I did a bit of Internet research on Charm City Burger when I returned from my run.  There were many rave reviews and a […]

Famous Chilean Sandwiches - Barros Luco and Barros Jarpa
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Famous Chilean Sandwiches – Barros Luco and Barros Jarpa

The Barros Luco and Barros Jarpa are two famous Chilean sandwiches. The Barros Luco was named after Ramón Barros Luco, President of Chile in the early 1900s.  While President, he ate at a restaurant named Confiteria Torres, where he would order a “steak with melted cheese on homemade bread.”   The Confiteria Torres, founded in 1879, remains open today. […]

Sandwich Lovers and Food Writers - Help Wanted
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Sandwich Lovers and Food Writers – Help Wanted

Big Fat Sandwich needs your help.   We are looking for sandwich lovers and food writers willing to review your favorite sandwich shops and restaurants. Of course, contributors will receive full credit and Big Fat Sandwich will link to any contributing food websites, sandwich websites and diet/nutrition websites.  We will also provide links to the reviewed […]

The Grease Trucks' Fat Darrell Sandwich
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The Grease Trucks’ Fat Darrell Sandwich

Adam Richman, the star of the Travel Channel’s Man V. Food, is finding and eating the best big fat sandwiches in America.  According to Travel Channel, one segment tonight will have Adam doing his local food challenge at The Grease Trucks, Rutgers University, New Jersey. Famous for their big fat sandwiches, The Grease Trucks are […]

Get The Skinny On Some Sandwich Calorie Calculators
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Get The Skinny On Some Sandwich Calorie Calculators

To keep a healthy body weight, a moderately active guy needs about 2500 calories per day.  A moderately active woman needs about 2100 calories.  Of course these numbers will vary based on how tall or short you are and how much you exercise (in addition to your moderate activity). Here is a neat little sandwich calorie calculator […]

Carla's Sandwich - A Tasty Reading Adventure
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Carla’s Sandwich – A Tasty Reading Adventure

Carla’s Sandwich is available on Amazon and at most major bookstores.  Author Debbie Herman has created insuppressible and rebellious character—Carla, a little girl who creates unusual, scrumptious and healthy sandwiches to bring to school lunch. At first, her fellow students tease Carla, but she keeps her chin up and continues her unconventional lunches: sliced bananas […]

Low Calorie Lobster Bánh Mì  Sandwich
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Low Calorie Lobster Bánh Mì Sandwich

We recently posted several recipes and a little history on the delicious Bánh Mì Sandwich. According to The Daily Plate there are about 596 calories in a Bánh Mì.  Of course, the calories will vary greatly depending on the recipe and sandwich size. Here is a low calorie, tasty Lobster Bánh Mì sandwich recipe (inspired by eatingwell.com): […]

Try A Delicious Bánh Mì Sandwich
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Try A Delicious Bánh Mì Sandwich

A delicious Bánh Mì sandwich is undoubtedly one of the best sandwiches in the world.  In Vietnamese, Bánh Mì means bread but can also mean bread stuffed with meat.  Recently introduced to the USA and many other countries by Vietnamese immigrants, this delicious sandwich is a result of a confluence of cultures between the French and Vietnamese. […]