The Earl of Sandwich may take all the credit for this genius food's name, but people have been putting ingredients between bread since the earliest recognizable sandwich in 110 BC (bitter herbs between two pieces of matzo). Now almost half of all Americans eat a sandwich every single day-and there's no shortage of options to choose from. Nearly every country and region has its own take on this classic. Cubans are famous for taking a ham and cheese sandwich to new heights by combining ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard and pressing it between two slices of Cuban bread to create a crispy, melty meal that will make your mouth water. New Yorkers love a hot pastrami on rye with a slathering of mustard, while New Englanders opt for a luxe lobster roll in the summertime. F&W's guide to sandwiches covers all your favorites, no matter where you're from.
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In this meatless take on the classic New Orleans sandwich, garlic-infused roasted vegetables take the place of the traditional Italian cold cuts. You might want to make a double batch of the tangy olive relish—it’s also delicious in pasta or bean salad, or served on top of grilled or roasted fish. Related: More Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes