While I was having a peanut butter and banana sandwich for lunch, I started thinking. Do I ever eat any other fruit on a sandwich? I have been known to use an apple. Almost any berry can work, but other than preserves, jams or even mostarda I cannot think of any other fruit on a sandwich. Anyone like fruit on sandwiches?
Sarah Simmons runs a culinary salon out of a space that's an antique store by day. Some nights she's executing a themed menu of her own. Others she's on the line cooking with chefs from all over the country, giving them an opportunity to stand in the spotlight for New York's hungriest eaters and media personnel. But with six years of supper club hosting at her back and a huge boost from Food and Wine magazine, this consultant-turned-chef is more than able to take it all on. Here she tells us how she does it, and why.