This book is a master class in the construction and invention of the stuff that makes a sandwich good. This book takes you way beyond the BLT and into a territory that is borderline insane.
Sandwiches are incredible. If you disagree with me, do us all a favor and move on. Obviously this review is on a sandwich cookbook and if you don’t like sandwiches what are you even doing wasting your time reading this?
This cookbook is not meant for anyone who wants a recipe for a basic BLT or for someone who wants to shut their brain off and follow a recipe to the letter. This cookbook is meant for the explorers of sandwich possibility.
If you are someone who likes making literally every part of the sandwich from scratch (aside from the cheese and maybe the bread) then you will love this cookbook.
Not only is it entertaining as hell to read, but the recipes ask you to push the boundaries of sandwich construction, and all Tyler asks of you is to include something within the following category: Salty, Fatty, Acidic, Sweet & Crunchy.
Why not try making that leftover turkey into a sandwich with bacon, fermented pickle, carrot and potato chips? The sky is the limit here and as long as you can modify a recipe to fit what you want out of your sandwich, you’ll love this book.
A little more about our ranking
The recipes themselves are not complex and they are easy to follow, but you need to be able to taste for the flavors you want in a sandwich and modify for missing elements.
I deducted some points on flavor only because the recipes in my opinion were a 50/50 chance of success. Some were amazing as is, while others needed a lot of help to get them where I wanted to go.
Long story short, if you’re interested in making every part of your sandwich from scratch, and that might mean making your own Canadian bacon; then I think A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches would be an incredible addition to your shelf.