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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Eat (Sandwiches), Drink & Be Literary: Daniel Alarcón

Illustration by Nathan Gelgud
In the second of our popular series on the favorite sandwiches of Eat, Drink & Be Literary authors, we present Daniel Alarcón, featured on April 23.

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.
And if you're looking for something closer to BAM, Habana Outpost boasts an award-winning Cuban sandwich.

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