You sir have desecrated all that is right about the …

Comment on Maine-Style “Italian” Sandwich by AD.

You sir have desecrated all that is right about the Maine Italian sandwich and shown your true out-of-stater/flatlander/West Coast roots. My only hope is that you will raise your child as a native and they will grow up to be a true Mainer and respect all that is holy about this glorious traditional sandwich. What’s next, a recipe for a no mashed potatoes Needham?! make your own Moxie?! A non-boiled boiled dinner?!

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.