Three Little Halves blogger and illustrator Aleksandra Mojsilovic reimagines party prep with affordable, edible table displays.
When I was growing up, Fat Tuesday was always a stressful event. I was generally a happy and stress-free child, except when deprived of food. So when my grandmother attempted to explain the fasting ritual of the forthcoming Lenten season, I took her quite literally. I am deeply convinced that the very same feeling consumed Salvatore Lupo while he was assembling his first muffuletta, otherwise how can one explain all of these ingredients in a sandwich the size of Yankee Stadium?
If, like me, you are a lover of this famous New Orleans rite of passage, you are deeply cursed. Once you try the great original at the grand Central Grocery, chances are no muffuletta will ever come close, and you will spend the rest of your culinary life making sandwich after sandwich, chasing the ideal in vain.