Because Britannica's run by fact snobs who think the Third Muscovite-Lithuanian War deserves page space that could otherwise be devoted to your lunch, violently clear room on your shelf for the Encyclopedia of Sandwiches. Written by a food-blogging Rhode Island ex-pat now living in Cali, this
weighty weight-inducing tome's full of impeccably curated recipes, history, pics, and fun tidbits on over 400 variations of 110 different sammies, with choice Hub handhelds including:
New England Baked Bean A classic Mass staple, it's apparently best between buttered-molasses brown bread, originated with the Pilgrims, and reflects humble Yankee values like thriftiness, in that its inducement of flatulence meant they didn't have to spend money on musical instruments and stuff.
Classic Egg Salad Did you know the first recipe for this creamy post-Easter fave was printed in 1896's The Original Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, but that it took the advent of Wonder Bread in the 1930s to become a national phenomenon? And, unlike the Baked Bean, this thing will only make it smell like someone farted?
Fluffernutter Learn that Somerville had more going for it than Goodtimes Emporium and hilarious rhyming nicknames, and that it in fact saw the 1917 invention of marshmallow creme, which serves as the base for what was later pitched as the official Bay State sandwich. They even lay out how you can make this puppy "Deluxe" by adding sliced banana, or "Elvis-style" by deep-frying and topping it with bacon, which'll ensure that just like a set of Britannicas, you've got tons of volume.
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