Later today, Richard Blais will host a seminar at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen entitled “The Blais-wich Project.” No, it doesn’t involve a gastronomic witch who haunts the woods of Colorado. It’s all about sandwiches. During the class, Blais will reveal his top tips for crafting the best-ever sandwich. If you can’t catch Blais’s presentation at the festival, try some of these smart sandwich upgrades at home.
Go Vegetarian. Not all sandwiches need to include meat. In fact, some of our favorite recipes are entirely vegetarian. Try a filling of spicy carrots with a schmear of hummus, juicy, ultra-ripe tomatoes or smoky grilled asparagus with chipotle-spiked French dressing.
Add Sweetness. While sandwiches are primarily savory, some benefit from a touch of something sweet. Try adding some pepper jelly to your next upscale grilled cheese or replace the bread with crispy, eggy French toast.