They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a daily sandwich makes for a surprisingly mesmerizing blog. The proof is in the Scanwiches. A project of graphic designer, photographer, writer, and foodie Jon Chonko, Scanwiches has been offering up “scans of sandwiches for education and delight” since 2009, when Chonko embarked on a mission to transform his “seemingly insatiable desire to eat sandwiches into what will likely become an essential tool, if not obsession, for sandwich connoisseurs the world over.” Colorful cross-sections of specimens ranging from the common (turkey club, homemade peanut butter and jelly) to the exotic (roast duck panini, the towering “Dagwood”) are listed by date consumed and labeled with their sources and ingredients. Be sure to save room for the book. This November, powerHouse will publish Scanwiches, a delicious collection of more than 100 of Chonko’s most eye-catching finds alongside text revealing the origins and development of each sandwich throughout history. “A supernova of swirling bread, cheese, meat, and lettuce, suspended in a black, vacuous space, and reproduced at actual size, each sandwich lays imposing, exposed, and tantalizing,” promises the publisher. Hungry yet? The book is now available for pre-order.
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