Super Summer Sandwiches

Sandwiches are the original no-cook meal. Light yet satisfying, quick to make, fun to eat, they are perfect for relaxed, end-of-summer days.

I try hard to keep my sandwiches simple. There's nothing more ridiculous than a sandwich that takes an hour to prepare. But simple doesn't mean boring. Whether it's a rustic Italian combination of goat cheese, eggplant and roasted red peppers, chicken salad in a tart, lemony dressing on multi-grain bread, or a dessert of bittersweet chocolate and fresh strawberries on slices of brioche, a sandwich is an easy way to satisfy your hunger creatively.

A sandwich can only approach greatness if it is made lovingly with bread you can really sink your teeth into. Whether you're buying hot-dog buns, pitas, whole-wheat bread or challah, seek out the best sources for fresh and handmade loaves. Bread stays fresh in the freezer for up to one month if wrapped tightly in plastic then in aluminum foil.

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