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A Sandwich Made With Love – Foodgasmic Tales From The Road

by Meg · 11 comments

You know a meal is pretty freakin’ fantastic when it is one you seriously want to eat every single day for the rest of your life. It is one that you know you would never get sick of, because it is THAT good.

I found that meal this week.

Tony and I were on a sponsored cooking class (more detailed article to follow) in Trogir, Croatia with the company Ciciliani and the fabulous chef, Tatjana. She worked with us to whip up a sandwich of homemade sweet potato sage bread, garlic fava bean pâté, goat cheese, and prosciutto drizzled with olive oil and Croatian herbs.


The bread was warm and fresh out of the oven.  With the addition of sweet potato and nuts in the mix, the bread was hearty, yet airy.

The fava bean pâté burst with flavor of olive oil and toasted garlic.

The “all purpose” Croatian herb blend we made included crushed fennel seed, sea salt, sage, thyme, bay leaves, parsley, lemon zest, and rosemary… Seriously the best combination of herbs EVER!

And of course the prosciutto and goat cheese (two of my favorite food things) were excellent sandwich toppers.

This sandwich was succulent to the very last bite, but what made it out-of-this-world was making it completely from scratch using the freshest of local ingredients.

When you put love into making your food, it shows in the final product.

I wish I could eat this sandwich everyday, but for now, I can only hold onto that special feeling I had for those 10 blissful minutes of eating my creation… and that special feeling was one heck of a Foodgasm!

About Meg
Exhausted from traveling every week as a Business Management Consultant early in my career, I took a year off in 2012 to travel at my own pace. I am a high-energy girl that loves being active, eating food, drinking wine, and exploring the world with my partner-in-crime (and husband), Tony! I now reside in Portland, Oregon and continue to write about travel, food, wine, and the awesome adventures we have in the Pacific NW!

Dana May 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Sounds great.

Meg May 23, 2012 at 3:51 am

It was!

Alexandra May 20, 2012 at 3:24 am

I liked the sound of the sandwich before I saw the photos but now I need to make it! If only I could make bread!

Meg May 20, 2012 at 5:08 am

I know! I definitely am investing in a bread maker when we settle back in the states… There is nothing like the smell and taste of homemade bread fresh out of the oven!

WanderChic May 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

A cooking class sounds like a great way to sample local flavors. That lunch appeals to all the senses, though I wish I could smell and taste the bread through my computer. Will you share the recipes? Or are they trade secrets. :)

Meg May 23, 2012 at 3:49 am

Glad you liked it! I am writing a more detailed post on our cooking class over the next week or so… I will try and email the chef for recipes to share but she was one of those “wing it” no measuring kind of cooks – Amazing!

JR May 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm

What a delightful sandwich. For a not eat meater I would probably have broken the rule for this sandwich. Looks delicious.

Meg May 23, 2012 at 3:51 am

haha yeah I gotta say that the prosciutto added a wonderful element to the sandwich. I am sure it would have been yummy without the meat but the smooth and salty fresh prosciutto make it PHENOM!

Megan May 24, 2012 at 6:21 am

i seriously wonder what with wrong with america in the bread department??? i mean really. why is it that we have to travel to europe to have these orgasmic experiences with all things bread??? this looks like heaven on a plate girl.

Meg May 25, 2012 at 4:30 am

Seriously! After France and Italy, I have serious doubts about the State’s bread-making ability. There is one bread bakery back home in Boston that sells really dense breads full of amazing things (think whole grain nut breads with dried fruit, etc.) that I absolutely love buying my bread from but that’s about it! Europe has spoiled me!

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