Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Muffaletta Sandwich

As our New Orleans food tour continues, we bring you the Muffaletta sandwich.
It is an Sicilian sandwich that consists of a round loaf of bread  filled with Italian salami, olive salad, cheese, Italian ham, and freshly minced garlic.
The main ingredient is the olive salad which gives the sandwich its special flavor and makes it a New Orleans favorite..
The Central Grocery on Decatur Street claims to have invented this sandwich in 1906.
Signor Lupo Salvatore, owner of the Central Grocery, started making the sandwiches for the men who worked the nearby wharves and produce stalls of the French Market. The sign over the covered sidewalk proudly proclaims, home of “The Original Muffuletta.”