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A Sandwich a Day: Spicy Capocollo from Bread

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[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

I don't get to picnic much, but I do enjoy planning them. My hypothetical menus are simple ones: some wine, some salads, and some easygoing sandwiches. Such as, for example, the Spicy Capocollo ($10.50) from Nolita's Bread. It plays a simple tune: slightly spicy salumi, scamorza, roasted red peppers, arugula, and a crusty white loaf. It tastes exactly like you expect, and I mean that in a good way.

The ingredients just taste right: the sausage is porky and oily, the cheese adds clean heft, the peppers aren't slimy, and the arugula is fresh and crisp. The bread itself (from nearby Balthazar) is the kind of crackly, crusty loaf you relish gnawing on with your molars, something I deeply associate with professional picnicking. Sure, it's a pricy sandwich for one so simple, and it won't inspire major revelations, but it does come with a respectable side salad, and it'll make you want to wiggle your toes in the grass.

Bread

20 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012 (map)
212-334-1015

About the author: Max Falkowitz is the editor of Serious Eats: New York. You can follow him on Twitter at @maxfalkowitz.

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