Main Ingredient - January 2012

Rise of Artisan Sandwiches

Rise of Artisan Sandwiches

Ken Forkish didn’t design the hero sandwich, but after savoring his interpretation of an old favorite you begin to understand why Ken’s Artisan Bakery has so many faithful fans. Today’s sandwich is so much more than the slice of mayo-slathered bologna glued in place between two slices of white bread that used to be expendable trade bait in school lunch pails.

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Bread from Bread

Bread from Bread

With the fresh aroma of baked bread and delicious ingredients creatively stacked high to maximize flavor, bakery cafés and artisan sandwich shops have put the culinary world of subs and delis on high alert; they are now some of the busiest restaurants around!

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Calories Stack Up Quickly

Calories Stack Up

Fresh baked bread, imported meats, house-made spreads...what’s not to love about an artisan sandwich? Well, the calorie count may be an issue to some people. Sandwiches provide an easy platform to make simple changes that will lower their fat and calorie contents.

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Sodium Reduction

Sodium Reduction

There will always be a balancing act between regulation, nutrition and consumers right to choose and taste. Even though the dust has not settled on the menu labeling and calorie discussion, the next fight has already begun and this time they are coming after your taste buds.

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The Oregon Business Plan

Oregon Business Plan

The Oregon Business Plan brought together over 1,000 business leaders and policymakers from throughout the state for the annual Oregon Leadership Summit. The Plan is a statewide initiative led by Oregon’s business community to shape a long-term vision and strategy for creating more quality jobs in our state.

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