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Use leftover ham, Swiss cheese, raspberry jam and mustard to create this sweet, zesty Monte Cristo Sandwich. Photo by Sue Doeden

Monte Cristo is the sandwich of choice

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It wasn't the recipes that got me excited when I turned the pages of "Minnesota Lunch: From Pasties to Banh Mi," a new book edited by James Norton and published by Minnesota Historical Society Press.


Norton, editor of The Heavy Table, a wonderful food website focused on the Upper Midwest that I read regularly, stayed at my house one night while he was doing research on pasties and collecting stories for "Minnesota Lunch: From Pasties to Banh Mi."

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