I'm all for packing snacks to take on the road. You never know when you'll end up stuck in an airport or wake up in the middle of the night starving. I usually pack a few Larabars which never seem to get eaten, a package or two of m&ms (don't judge), turkey jerky (in the day), a few apples and satsumas if I know my upgrade isn't going to clear and I'm going to be hungry.
The April 14, 2015 New York Times food section was devoted to the sandwich with many different recipes and ideas to spice up your sandwiches. Martha Rose Shulman suggested making a goat cheese and roasted pepper sandwich which doesn't get soggy because the peppers are placed between the goat cheese encrusted bread. This sounds like a great idea, but I still wonder if the goat cheese is going to be okay after 12 hours in transit.
My sandwich choice is the solid peanut butter and marmalade sandwich - Paddington style. It is a sandwich that holds up to being smushed in the bottom of my bag and can be eaten any where. If you are concerned about nut allergies, you can sub out sunflower butter, but don't skip the marmalade.
I have to admit that I'm in awe of the English and their fascination with the sandwich - I've had many a meal of the cut rate sandwich eaten on the train or in my hotel room late at night. They seem to cram so many things in the sandwich and because they are British, they seem so exotic. My favorite sandwich was the cheese and celery sandwich from Marks and Spencer. There was something about the crisp and mineral taste of the celery mixed with the mature cheese and mayonnaise that was comforting to me. I haven't been able to locate them recently, but I would break my dairy embargo to have one soon.
I can't wait.
What is your favorite traveling sandwich?