4.039 Toasted Wheat Bread Sandwich with Turkey & Gruyere in Italian Dressing

Cycle 4 – Item 39

13 (Wed) February 2013

Toasted Wheat Bread Sandwich with Turkey & Gruyere in Italian Dressing

3.0

by me

at home

-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

solo

In high school, my best friend HL had a pass that granted him and a guest (me) access to the US Army post in Yongsan.  On the occasional weekend visit, we’d sometimes eat at Robin Hood Sandwich Shoppe and Deli, a sandwich/deli chain found on US military installations throughout the world.  The only thing that I can recall about the food is that they’d top the sandwiches upon request with various salad dressings.  I carried the practice with me to college, where a large part of my diet in the dining halls consisted of self-service sandwiches, the dressings from the adjacent salad bar providing welcome variety, as well as character, to the typical turkey/ham/roast beef cold cuts available.  Italian and ranch were my favorites, though not together, of course.  Still are.  So simple, yet transformative.

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

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