Salad For President and Sarah Keough of your favorite zine, Put A Egg On It, hosted an open-call, post-Thanksgiving sandwich competition this past Friday, at Flux Factory, an artist-run space in Long Island City. The Thanksgiving leftover sandwich is a tradition as deeply ingrained in American culture as the turkey dinner itself, and it is arguably more enjoyable. This is the turkey you share with friends, when the dust of family drama has settled, and all that is left is heaps of hearty food and hopefully, some good beer. Sarah and I wanted to see what would happen if the focus on recipes and culinary family secrets shifted from the Turkey dinner itself, and on to the Friday-after sandwich (or salad, in my case). Isn’t this the space where we best express our individual takes on an American classic?
The prompt was this: bring your leftovers, your mom’s leftovers and your favorite condiments, and share your sandwich with the world.
All entries were glamorously photographed, and shared on the Leftovers Special Tumblr. The sandwiches got weird. There was one with grilled pineapple in lieu of bread, another that included Mom’s Mississippi Mud Pie, and another that involved Filipino stewed turkey gizzards and liver with vinegar and sugar (this was an entry by Randwiches, and my personal fav).
Click through the gallery. If you are like me, you are still working your way through that turkey, so hopefully, this will inspire.
This event is curated by visiting Danish curator Matthias Borello, in conjunction with the exhibition, Flux Hospital, opening Thursday November 27th at Flux Factory. Photos courtesy of Sarah Keough and Julia Sherman.