Jeff Mauro

Better Between Bread

Join Jeff at some of Chicago's best sandwich hot spots, then follow him into the kitchen, where he'll put his spin on signature creations.

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  • America is a land of sandwiches: We love the classics and can be fiercely protective of the way they're built. Jeff respects the great sandwiches too, but that doesn't mean he's not going to tinker from time to time. So in this episode, he heads to Gramwich, where chef Merlin Verrier has been tweaking the mainstays of the American sandwich pantheon for years. The visit with Merlin inspires Jeff to reimagine the venerable BLT using pancetta instead of bacon and subbing avocado crema for mayo. Then he dishes up a Sloppy Joe that gets its flavor from the markets of central Mexican, but brings it back stateside thanks to a tangle of crisp onion rings. America's never tasted better!

  • Like a man on the hunt for Bigfoot, Jeff Mauro heads to Milwaukee in search of the legendary giant macaron. He finds it in its natural habitat, the pastry kitchen of Chef Andy Schneider at La Reve. Andy takes Jeff to the pastry board and shows him how to wrestle one of these light yet chewy behemoths out of a few simple ingredients. Inspired by all he's seen, Jeff heads back to Chicago to make his own sweet sandwiches, starting with one that uses Andy's giant macaron as the bread of a sandwich stuffed with coconut lime cheesecake filling. Next up is a sweet and savory crepe, starring chocolate hazelnut, banana, and potato straws. Finally, a creamy and sinful spiked Vanilla Malted Milkshake.

  • Jeff's spinning a Croque Monsieur with a funky Mornay Sauce two ways, a his and hers, but making Sarah's with roasted asparagus, sundried tomatoes and a poached egg. And for dessert it's Chocolate Eclairs filled with a sweet almond whipped cream and topped off with crushed almonds and smoked sea salt.

  • What could be more comforting than that old standby: the Sloppy Joe? Jeff remakes this classic in a healthier, kid-friendly sandwich he calls the Sloppy Lorenzo. Jeff makes over another comfort food classic with his Chicken Pot Pie Sandwich, and rounds out the meal with Parmesan Tots with a side of buttermilk dipping sauce.

  • Jeff's starting off with a Chicken Shawarma Sandwich topped with a fresh Cucumber and Tomato Salad and drizzled With Tahini Sauce. Next up is a Lamb Kofta with Roasted Tomatoes served ballpark-style. Then Lorenzo joins Jeff in the kitchen to make Kiddie Kabobs. This Mediterranean feast is rounded out with a Roasted Beet and Mint Hummus.

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  • America is a land of sandwiches: We love the classics and can be fiercely protective of the way they're built. Jeff respects the great sandwiches too, but that doesn't mean he's not going to tinker from time to time. So in this episode, he heads to Gramwich, where chef Merlin Verrier has been tweaking the mainstays of the American sandwich pantheon for years. The visit with Merlin inspires Jeff to reimagine the venerable BLT using pancetta instead of bacon and subbing avocado crema for mayo. Then he dishes up a Sloppy Joe that gets its flavor from the markets of central Mexican, but brings it back stateside thanks to a tangle of crisp onion rings. America's never tasted better!

  • Jeff goes hog wild with a Roasted Pork Sandwich With Piquillo Peppers and a side of Broccoli Rabe and Chorizo. Then, giant Pigs in a Blanket filled with sweet mascarpone cheese and topped off with Apple Chutney.

About the Host

Jeff Mauro, winner of the seventh season of Food Network Star, now hosts Sandwich King and The Kitchen.

About the Show

Join Food Network Star Season 7 winner Jeff Mauro as he shares his passion for all things sandwiches. For Jeff, sandwiches are much more than something eaten between two pieces of bread, and you'll quickly see why he's fond of saying, "You can make any meal into a sandwich, and any sandwich into a meal."

More About Sandwich King

Join Food Network Star Season 7 winner Jeff Mauro as he shares his passion for all things sandwiches. For Jeff, sandwiches are much more than something eaten between two pieces of bread, and you'll quickly see why he's fond of saying, "You can make any meal into a sandwich, and any sandwich into a meal."

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