American Food

The Spuckie Sandwich: Where to Get It & How to Make One at Home

Spuckie sandwich

You haven’t really been to Boston unless you go to the North End and eat a spuckie sandwich from one of the old-school Italian bakeries. There are many names for and variations of the Italian sandwich across the U.S., and this is one of my all-time favorites.

In this blog post, I’m going to share what a spuckie sandwich is, share an original recipe so that you make one at home, and curate some of Bostonians’ top recommendations for where to grab one the next time you happen to be in town.

Continue reading if I’ve got you curious.

Why Are Sandwiches Called Sandwiches?

Grilled cheese sandwich

There’s nothing better than a good sandwich when you’re looking to grab a quick bite on the go. Sliced meat, cheese, and veggies between two slices of toasted bread or in a split bread roll, the sandwich is a favorite food of people across the world.

Just in the U.S., people eat 300 million sandwiches every single day. That’s really impressive given that the total population of the U.S. is 328 million according to data from 2019.

If you’re here, you’re probably wondering how the sandwich got its name. This — and other curious facts about sandwiches you didn’t know — in today’s blog post.

Keep on reading to find out more.

17 Easy, Quick and Tasty Sandwich Recipes

Woman eating a sandwich

There’s nothing like biting into a perfect sandwich when you’re hungry. Crispy bread, smeared with mayo, mustard, or cheese spread, sliced meat and cheese, and fresh veggies, the best sandwich recipes are delicious and nutritious.

After making sandwiches for two decades since I first learned how to cook from my mom and dad, I’m sharing my best sandwich ideas for you and your family. Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, you can make most of these recipes in less than 15 minutes.

11 Sides That Go Deliciously Well With Salmon

Salmon fillets

Whether you want a hearty and healthy dinner, seafood your house party guests will fall in love with, or simply some protein to eat tonight and snack on leftovers tomorrow, salmon makes for the perfect meal for pretty much any occasion.

Rich in protein and packed with omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is not only ridiculously good for you, it’s also amazingly delicious. To make it even better, we’re going to share our best ideas for sides that taste great with salmon; no matter if you like yours fried, seared, baked, poached, sous vide, or smoked.

From blanched and sautéed greens to roasted vegetables and bagels, here’s the 11 best sides that go deliciously well with salmon.

The Best Food & Drinks to Serve at a Fish Fry

Fish fry

For some of you, Friday nights are all about gathering up with friends and family around the smell of golden fried fish, lemon, and tartar sauce. Popular in the Midwest, North, and Southeast, the fish fry comes from an end-of-week tradition of Roman Catholics in the US.

No wonder the fish fry came to be in the Midwest. It’s a region of North America that’s full of great lakes. Fishermen quickly learned that bluegill, perch, and walleye made for a fantastic meal to feed their families and share with their neighbours.

The fish fry quickly spread across the country and turned into a national tradition for Americans who live near water and like to share their freshest catch at dinner parties in their backyards. If you’re one of them, this blog post is for you.

I’m going to share my best ideas for what to serve at a summer fish fry party. Continue reading if I’ve got you curious.

9 Appetizers and Salads to Serve at a BBQ


There’s nothing like a good old barbecue. Get your family and friends together, put beers in the fridge, and fire up the grill for dinner. No matter if you’re making barbecue beef, pork, or chicken, here’s a list of delicious appetizers and salads to pair with the meat.

These appetizers and salads for BBQ are so good, they may even outshine your main course! Check them out and include them to the spread the next time you have a crowd in your backyard.

All You Want to Know About the Hero Sandwich

All You Want to Know About the Hero Sandwich

The hero sandwich is one of New Yorkers’ all-time favorite foods. Sliced meat, cheese, and veggies inside a large Italian bread roll makes for a delicious and filling meal any time of day.

If you’re curious to see some facts about the hero sandwich, you’re reading the right post. Who created it? Why is it called that way in the first place? How can you make a hero sandwich at home? What’s the difference between a hero sandwich and a sub, grinder, hoagie, wedge, spuckie?