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From the sublime to the exotic, Zojirushi brought you the cherry blossom bento last month, and we're bringing you some worldly sandwich creations this month. So pull out your Home Bakery Breadmaker and try these succulent breads. Each sandwich has been created with ingredients that not only offer the best in flavor, but in color as well. Sandwiches are not boring if they look as exciting as they taste!

This very popular braided loaf is known for its wonderful eggy flavor and of course, its unique shape. The Challah also has a deep religious significance for followers of the Jewish faith and must be prepared and baked in a particular way.
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Challah Bread
The baguette is probably the single most iconic symbol of France as far as food is concerned. In France, the traditional Continental breakfast features baguette slices that are dunked in coffee or hot chocolate.
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Easily recognized by its dark brown color, Pumpernickel is a heavy, slightly sweet rye bread. The traditional German version of this bread dates back to the 1450s and undergoes a long, slow baking process that can take up to 24 hours to achieve its color.
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We've chosen three breads with very distinctive flavors, all baked from recipes from their countries of origin. They're all fun to bake, so after you've let our Zojirushi Home Bakery Breadmaker do all the work, get set to enjoy them toasted with a pat of butter, sprinkle garlic and dip in olive oil, or have them plain and fresh.
Here we've used our imagination and combined international ingredients with international breads. The result? Colorful sandwiches that are perfect for your first outing of spring!
Challah Bread Fruit Sandwich Open Baguette Smoked Salmon Sandwich Pumpernickel Reuben Sandwich
Mix equal parts of heavy cream and mascarpone cheese and spread it on bread, add kiwi, strawberry, mango, or any of your favorite fruits, and the colorful sandwich is complete.
Butter baguettes and top with red onions, boiled eggs, smoked salmon, and dill to make a pastel colored open sandwich. Toast the bread, put corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing in between the slices and your full volume, NY deli style sandwich is complete.
Now it's your turn to experiment! Start with the bread and fill with anything you want--if you think about what kind of sandwich you're building, you can create for amazing color as well as for amazing taste. When it comes time for picnic season, be ready with your colorful sandwiches and colorful accessories. Zojirushi makes what you need for the mood you're in!
The first sandwich was named for the Earl of Sandwich in 1762, when the Earl requested something to eat that wouldn't interfere with a marathon game of poker he was in at the time. Out came a meal of sliced roast beef between two slices of toast so that he could eat with one hand while still holding his cards in the other, and the sandwich was born!
Sandwich shops are big business. The largest submarine sandwich franchise has surpassed the leading hamburger chain as the fast-food company with the most outlets worldwide.
Name that Sandwich!
1. Mayo, lettuce, tomato, turkey, bacon on toasted bread usually cut into quarters and held together with a toothpick.
2. Genoa salami, Cappicola ham, Provolone cheese, laced with a spread of olives, pimientos, celery, garlic, capers and onions; served on a round loaf of Italian bread.
3. Thinly sliced beef on a long white French roll, served slightly soggy from being touched with au jus beef sauce.
4. Roast beef or fried shrimp covered with gravy on a French bread roll, dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo. A pure New Orleans concoction.
5. Sliced rib-eye browned and cut up into smaller pieces on the griddle; Provolone cheese is melted on top, then scooped up onto an Italian roll with sautéed onions. Gets its name from the eastern U.S. city where it was invented.
6. Ground beef, onions, green pepper and a sweetened tomato sauce, ladled over a hamburger bun. Usually eaten with knife and fork because it can get quite messy.
7. Swiss cheese and deli ham on white bread, the entire sandwich is lightly dipped in egg batter like French toast and grilled. Usually dusted with powdered sugar and served with raspberry jam, for a sweet and savory flavorful combination.
Answers: 1. Club 2. Muffuletta 3. French Dip 4. Po' Boy 5. Philadelphia Cheesesteak 6. Sloppy Joe 7. Monte Cristo
Mom's Day Sushi
Give your Mom the day off with a surprise sushi party. Or throw a party for friends and family anyway--Zojirushi shows you how in next month's issue!