Don't you love discovering new art?
Me too. Although I have to admit this is a little bit of a bait-and-switch because I discovered some new art, but it appears that right now, it's not for sale (hopefully I'm wrong).
I was at a friend's apartment a few weeks ago, when I noticed she had some unusual photographs on her wall. Upon closer examination, I realized that the photographs were of sandwich ingredients.
State-specific sandwich ingredients to be precise.
I immediately interrogated her about the source, and she pointed me to Stately Sandwiches.
What is Stately Sandwiches? Well, it's pretty self-explanatory.
Digital designer Kelly Pratt decided that she was going to learn how to make (and eat) a sandwich from every state. 50 states, 50 sandwiches.
And she documented it.
At one point, she sold the prints. However, it looks like they aren't for sale right now because those 50 sandwiches are being turned into a book (which would make a great gift and conversation piece).
You can see all of the recipes here.
So I'm curious, what do you think about the sandwiches she picked?
I grew up in Michigan and I have to say the Coney Dog strikes me as a metro-Detroit speciality. It's not something I ate growing up (or maybe that's because I was a chicken-finger kind of kid) . My Michigan sandwich would be some sort of chicken + spinach + dried cherry situation. Or maybe a local fish.
I've also lived in North Carolina and New York (obviously). The North Carolina pulled pork feels spot on, while the New York reuben is simultaneously touristy and classic NY. But of course, if you're going to pick sandwiches from every state, you'll have to pick the classics (even if it includes Spam…I'm looking at you Hawaii).
Like I said, I'm so disappointed that these aren't for sale right now. They would make adorable wedding gifts. Check out her website here. Maybe we can convince her!