From construction workers to corporate executives, everyone loves a good sandwich. Still, few people are aware of the exciting possibilities of sandwiches; most cooks have a limited repertoire of breads and fillings which they repeat endlessly. It takes no special cooking skills, however, to make the delicious and refreshingly different sandwiches in this innovative and visually beautiful book. Now anyone can enjoy piquant, south-of-the-border tortes; hearty, olive-studded muffaletta of New Orleans's French Quarter; the dainty cucumber and watercress sandwiches favored during English teatime, or another one of the tempting array of nearly fifty traditional and ethnic sandwiches and original variations on the sandwich theme. Inspiring suggestions include such treats as bleu cheese and pears on walnut bread; prosciutto and artichoke hearts on foccaccia; herbed omelette and roasted peppers on round bread; and grilled eggplant with fresh mozzarella. In addition to a multitude of ideas for cold, hot, open-face, rolled, stuffed, and party sandwiches, the book contains recipes for homemade breads and condiments, as well as an encyclopedia of sandwich ingredients, complete with tips on buying and storing breads, firings, and condiments. Exciting photos by Viktor Budnik illustrate the infinite possibilities of creative sandwich-making, and make this a supremely useful, visually appealing volume for everyone who loves sandwiches.