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A Sweet, Salty, Creamy Sandwich

November 21, 2013

Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.

Salmon sandwich from Food52

Today I made a simple variation on a salmon and cream cheese sandwich. I began with a loaf of coarse whole wheat and rye bread from Orwashers, spread the slices with cream cheese, draped the salmon on half the bread, and topped the remaining slices with roasted beets -- what kids don't like a little sweet, salty, creamy sandwich? They'll barely notice the uber rustic bread. For dessert, child-size pears and these Vanilla Rooibos Tea Cookies, leftover from a dinner party.  

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Amanda Hesser

Written by: Amanda Hesser

Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.


Veronica E. February 26, 2015
My son would start crying if i sent that sandwich in his lunch. I would try it at home first to get him used to eating that way. Looks great to me though.
jane.colton3 February 5, 2014
I'm missing this column! Please come back!
Amanda H. February 5, 2014
It's coming back, promise! I just handed in a stockpile of 7 posts (was very behind on my deadlines... )
mommychef January 7, 2014
are you still feeding your kids lunch? I love this column and miss the weekly we are falling into a mac and cheese rut of epic proportions!
Amanda H. January 7, 2014
Yes, still feeding them lunch! Thanks for asking -- I'm just catching up and hope to be back on the schedule this week. I actually photographed a few at the end of last year, but ran out of time to get them posted!
mommychef January 10, 2014
thanks for the reply! so looking forward to it!
thanks for the reply & really looking forward to your return!
Shalini November 29, 2013
Mmm. Plus I like the idea of those vanilla roiboos tea cookies!
Amanda H. November 29, 2013
I love these cookies, too!
Vivian T. November 28, 2013
Such a beautiful simple sandwich.
Amanda H. November 29, 2013
Thank you!
Veronica F. November 22, 2013
You had a dinner party!! Have really missed the Friday night dinner party column! Delicious looking lunch.
Amanda H. November 22, 2013
Thanks for noticing -- wow! Yes, we've had a couple of dinner parties and I'm sorry I haven't written about them. Will do so next time -- glad to know you liked that column!