|The renowned Andrea Borderi of Caseificio Borderi is a sandwich maker extraordinaire!|
Having viewed the 18 cm high creations, we skipped breakfast and headed into town before noon with Sandy and Al of Sandali. Again, we were entertained as we waited - 45 min - by the amount and the varied contents of the sandwiches which take at least 10 minutes to make. Andrea chops most ingredients by hand. I have read that freshness is an Italian requirement.
In pictures (should've had a video), our sandwich in the making:
|The first customers of the day get a square bun. At 11:30, he was out already so we got a baguette, hollowed out so he can fit more in. Herbed olive oil brushed on the bread, chopped fennel...|
|...chopped greens including basil - of course - and mint, arugula etc.|
|by this time, the two crusts were submerged under a huge mound of ingredients.|
|...more mozzarella and other cheeses, big black olives, some red things, lemon zest and I've probably missed several items.|
|The speed of creation picked up here before all collapsed into oblivion. Cut, quickly wrapped into sheets of paper and plopped into the bag which his wife was holding ready with care.|