Provolone piccante, salami and pepperoni grilled cheese toastie

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My Italian friend, GC, has again hit a six. She uses provolone cheese on her toasties (also known as grilled cheese sandwich for North American readers). GC recommended I combine the cheese with some spicy cured meats. I’ve never tried provolone as far as I know. I went to the Belco markets and found some provolone piccante at the deli. GC explained the piccante has more bite than the dolce. Indeed, this cheese is bitey. I like it. This is a fantastic sandwich. I highly recommend it. Thanks, GC 🤤😃👍

This working from home gig on Fridays is going well. 

Provolone piccante, spicy salami and pepperoni with pane di casa.
Provolone piccante, spicy salami and pepperoni with pane di casa.
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Bondage sandwich

I'm still working from home on Fridays and participating in teleconferences during my lunch period.

I present to you the bondage sandwich. No this is not some fetish or BDSM thing.

Have you ever had the embarrassing situation of cooking a grilled cheese sandwich or what we prefer to call in Australia, a toasted sandwich (also known as a “toastie“) and the top half sliding off and spoiling its structure?

Even in a sandwich press this can happen, so unless you’re using an old fashioned jaffle iron, the slippage problem is an ever present danger.

Butchers or cooking twine is an easy solution to bind the sandwich to ensure structural integrity while it cooks.

Italian bread with Mersey Valley pickled onion cheese, sliced tomato, and smashed avocado bound with cooking twine
Italian bread with Mersey Valley pickled onion cheese, sliced tomato, and smashed avocado bound with cooking twine
Italian bread with Mersey Valley pickled onion cheese, sliced tomato, and smashed avocado bound with cooking twine being grilled in a cast iron skillet on an induction hob
Italian bread with Mersey Valley pickled onion cheese, sliced tomato, and smashed avocado bound with cooking twine being grilled in a cast-iron skillet on an induction hob
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