Attention sandwich lovers: Check out this new book, Minnesota Lunch: From Pasties to Bahn Mi, which tells stories of the state's cultural and agricultural history though the lens of 11+ sandwiches, among them the dago, the porketta, and the ju(i)cy lucy.
Editor James Norton and a few of his Heavy Table writers talked to walleye fisherman, turkey farmers, chefs, bakers, and restaurant regulars to explain the origins and traditional importance of the sandwiches. The book is as chock full of memories (how Manny of Manny's Tortas decided to come to Minnesota) as it is photos (of an adorable pasty quilt square!) and recipes (the American Swedish institute's recipe for open-face shrimp sandwiches).
Let us know your favorite locally made sandwich and a few reasons why you love it in the comments, and we'll chose one respondent to receive a copy of the book.