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Sandwich boredPosted at 12:40PM, 10 February 2009 by Janine Ratcliffe - Food editor, olive magazine
I've been trying to bring my lunch into work recently, mainly to offset the cost of buying lunch, which always seems to be around £6 whatever I go for (that's a personal cost of £1380 a year, budget fans).
The other reason is, faced with a wall full of sandwiches, I become a little bit rabbit-in-the-headlights. There's just too much choice out there, and too many flavour combinations. Every time I get excited by a filling I've liked in its previous incarnation (falafel, hoisin duck, chicken fajita), I buy one, eat it and then realise it never belonged between two pieces of bread anyway.
Faced with a wall full of sandwiches, I become a little bit rabbit-in-the-headlights
I've come to realise that, although I'm an adventurous/experimental cooker and eater, my sandwich habit is pretty retro. Cheese and pickle, tuna salad, egg and cress mayo - these lot, made well, have never failed me. I'd even rather have a cheese and ham toastie than a mozzarella and sundried tomato panini. I'll have a bit of mustard on it though - I can be quite daring with condiments.
I know that some of you are knocking up some pretty random concoctions at home. Just have a look at this collection.
So what do you think makes the best buttie? Are you loving a triple decker club with extra peanut butter and chilli sauce, or are you more of a single cheese slice in white bread kind of person? It's time to share.
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