As if you needed a reminder that sandwiches are, like, the best ever, August is National Sandwich Month. Sandwiches are never not appropriate, but summer seems an especially perfect time to leave dinner plans to something that can nestle between two slices of bread, a roll, or a wrap. Grilled, pressed, deli style, meaty, veggie, hot, cold, and/or piled high with an ungodly number of pickled and mayo-based ingredients, the sandwich is so brilliant that it needed an entire month in which devotees could sing its praises.
How to celebrate this monthlong food holiday? Pick up a hearty sandwich at a local favorite like -- Talia's Tuscan Table in Boca Raton, Manny's Bakery in Coral Springs, or Mr. Nick's Sub Shoppe in Fort Lauderdale -- or try a new bread-friendly creation in your own kitchen. If you're struggling for something more interesting than peanut butter and bacon, try the "Sandwiches, Wraps, and Paninis" class offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 27, at Publix Apron's Cooking School.
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The class will teach you how to make fancy 'wiches, including: grilled cheese and short rib with caramelized red onions and arugula; smoked Gouda, roasted tomato, and prosciutto panini; grilled skirt steak and pepper sandwich; portobello wraps with avocado, watercress, and goat cheese; and a plum and Brie panini. The cost is $40 per student. Registration is required.