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Around the World in Four Sandwiches - Emeril Talks Porchetta, Banh Mi, Lamb Sausage, and Muffuletta

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Today on Cooking with Emeril, we got a preview of what promises to be one of the biggest events at this year's New York Wine & Food Festival: The Sandwich Showdown.  Our tour of some of the world's best sandwiches was guided by Sara Jenkins of Porchetta, Bobby Hellen of  Resto, and Michael Bao Huynh of Baogette, all of whom brought samples of their entries for the upcoming competition. 

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Bobby Hellen of Resto (left), Sara Jenkins of Porchetta, and Michael Bao Huynh of Baogette joined Emeril in studio.

1 Bobby Hellen of Resto (left), Sara Jenkins of Porchetta, and Michael Bao Huynh of Baogette joined Emeril in studio.

From Baogette, we tasted a Korean-inflected banh mi sandwich that featured beef, kim chi, cilantro, sesame seeds, cucumber, and plenty of spicy and savory sauces on a crusty baguette.

2 From Baogette, we tasted a Korean-inflected banh mi sandwich that featured beef, kim chi, cilantro, sesame seeds, cucumber, and plenty of spicy and savory sauces on a crusty baguette.

From Resto, we sampled a sandwich with house-made lamb sausage with aleppo pepper and sweet and sour peppers on a crusty round roll.

3 From Resto, we sampled a sandwich with house-made lamb sausage with aleppo pepper and sweet and sour peppers on a crusty round roll.

From Porchetta, we of course had porchetta!  It was chopped and served without any condiments on a chewy roll.

4 From Porchetta, we of course had porchetta! It was chopped and served without any condiments on a chewy roll.

When it comes to sandwiches, no matter what you're putting on it, all the chefs agreed that the bread is key.  Go get yourself a fine handmade loaf, then check out Emeril's recipes for two New Orleans classics, the muffuletta and the po boy, or download this porchetta recipe from Sara Jenkins for a memorable Italian feast. 

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