Consumed: Epic Sandwiches

In HuffPost Food & Drink’s new series Consumed, we’ll be shining a light on Americans’ obsession with food, one topic at a time.

In October, we focus on our deep love for all things sandwich. We’ll dig in to find out where our fascination comes from, inspecting the cultures that’ve given us stellar sandwiches and finding out how to make our own personal best creations. Whether you want to find out who makes the most sustainable tuna or you’re curious what on earth Ezekiel bread really is, we’ve got answers (and recipes) to satisfy your cravings.

A from-scratch, bodega-style breakfast sando just needs a few minutes steamed in a paper wrap to mimic the real thing.
Give your grilled cheese a makeover with the help of creamy brie, crispy bacon and sweet, delicious fig jam.
Australians swear by Vegemite sandwiches for their children’s lunch boxes, and Americans could give Big Sugar the middle finger by doing the same.
We don't like seeing typical sandwiches on Instagram because they're attainable; maybe we only want what we can't have.
Studies show that young people are shunning marmalade. Let these Brits explain why it should be saved.
Avoid these common pitfalls, and you'll be on your way to cheesy bliss.
Turn the classic sandwich into an animal lover’s dream. You're welcome, PETA.
Here's why I shudder at the thought of mayo on sandwiches or dressing on salads.
From chicken parm to fried bologna and banh mi, these are the sandwiches you need to try.
Don’t let clever marketing fool you – it’s what’s on the nutrition label and ingredient list that counts.
After 12 years, I put down cigarettes and found out my hero was here all along.
Cauliflower crusts and loads of veggies can add some nutrition to one of our favorite comfort foods.
From oyster-stuffed loaves and club sandwiches topped with bananas, we sure have come a long way.
One seriously awkward photo-op will haunt the former leader of Britain's Labour Party forever.
The original version, as written in the bible, was meant to be cooked over human dung. Thank heavens for cooking innovations.
Béchamel, ham and Gruyere combine forces in one fancy-pants sandwich.
If you think going keto means giving up sandwiches, think again.
It's basically a combination of a burger and grilled cheese. How much better can it get?
Southerners started eating this unusual combo during the Great Depression, and today it's a source of discord across the internet.
Everyone loves a good sub, but the terms we use can explain a lot about where we grew up.
Tender beef, buttery baguettes and fancy French cheese make the perfect weeknight dinner with the help of your trusty pressure cooker.
Sure, cookies and ice cream are worse, but your sandwich could be packing sugar, too. Find out how.
The first things you need to ditch: your regular bread, jelly and that jar of PB. Confused yet?
Remember the Pixy Stix and Cap'n Crunch sandwich from "The Breakfast Club?"
We talked sandwiches with John Montagu, aka Lord Sandwich, the greatest title on earth. Find out what he thinks Americans get wrong about sandwiches.
This'll inspire you to take your relationship with grilled cheese to the next level.
If the thought of a mayo-slathered sandwich revolts you, there's a whole community out there waiting to commiserate with you.
Two great sandwiches between two slices of bread.
But apparently that doesn't stop us from eating them to maximum capacity.