The Huffington Post recently published an article called, America’s Top 10 New Sandwiches. I read this article with great curiosity but, I confess, it didn’t take long until I was more than just a little grossed out. One of the sandwiches referred to an ingredient called suckling pork. I kid you not. I was hoping this was a reference to something other than the obvious, but it appears it is exactly as it sounds.
The International Business Times published an article on world obesity yesterday showing how obesity is on the rise, particularly in the US where “68 per cent of Americans were found to be overweight” and “close to 34 percent were obese.” With obesity, heart disease, and diabetes on the rise, the processed or fried meat sandwiches dripping with high-fat cheese promulgated in this article were clearly not what most of us need. In fact, several of these sandwiches could have been referred to as “heart attacks on a plate.”
No need to worry, America, Veganists are coming to the rescue! Several vegan, veggie, and gluten-free bloggers have teamed together to create tasty and healthier versions of these cholesterol-laden sandwiches. We’ll be publishing a series of posts, one for each sandwich, and we’re calling it: America’s Top 10 New Sandwiches…Veganized!
We’re beginning today with Sandwich #10, The Spuckie. Great name, with a controversial spelling. A “spucky” (as it’s spelled in Boston) is basically Boston’s take on the sub. The name spucky is thought to come from the Italian word spuccadella, a specific kind of Italian roll that can be used for the sandwich.
Today’s Vegan Spuckie was prepared, written, and photographed by Trina Jaconi Biery at Your Vegan Mom. For a complete list of the bloggers involved in this series, see the names and links below.
We hope you enjoyed the first post in our series of America’s Top 10 New Sandwiches…Veganized! We’ll be publishing a new sandwich each week so please be sure to stay tuned.