There is nothing like going to visit a new city and getting a taste of the culinary delights the city is known for. For me, I want to dig into the famous sandwich that each city is recognized for. In series 1, I released the Pastrami on Rye (New York), Cuban Sandwich (Miami), and Cheesesteak (Philadelphia). This next series is based on my favorite cities, Chicago and Boston.
Chicago is a great city with a lot of great food and sports teams. When I think of Chicago I think Italian Beef!
The Italian Beef sandwich originated in Chicago where its history dates back at least to the 1930s. It is believed that Italian immigrants would bring home some of the tougher, less desirable cuts of beef sold by the company. To make the meat more palatable, it was slow-roasted to make it more tender, then slow-simmered in a spicy broth for flavor. Both the roasting and the broth used Italian-style spices and herbs. The meat was then thinly sliced across the grain and stuffed into fresh Italian bread.
Topped with giardiniera (called “hot”) or sauteed, green Italian sweet peppers (called “sweet”).
Boston is one of my favorite cities to visit. I enjoy the culture and the small city feel and the city pride. Many would say other sandwiches are what come to mind, however those sandwiches are Northeast sandwiches. The peanut butter and marshmallow creame sandwich is believed to be the official state sandwich of MA. Otherwise known as the Fluffer Nutter. I had to pick one of the most popular teams in Boston to represent the Fluffah Nuttah!
Once again my friend David Babich of David Babich Design helped create my vision on both of these designs.