Although these local sandwiches are tasty, the name is “real …

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

Although these local sandwiches are tasty, the name is “real Italian” is misleading. The first time a ordered and ate one I thought it was a mistake and a gyp. Being from New York, Italian sandwiches are truly so much better and represent that real Italian ingrediants are used. Mortadella, salami, provolone, ham, roasted red peppers with garlic and pickled eggplant.
It seems that the bread is the contoversial vessel here on this blog. Obtaining a wonder bread type of roll out of state is like seaching for the lost ark. So maybe a hot dog roll is the way to go when needing a subsitute. These rolls while somewhat tasty, they cannot stand up to the ingrediants in which they hold. Therefore, a sturdier and better type of bread could be used with more postive results.
Kudos to Malcolm for trying to elevate a regional sandwich into something more.

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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.