Columbia Street Grinder for a New Year’s Potluck Party With Emeril | #SundaySupper

The holidays are winding down, and the food and feasts have been amazing – but we have one left to go! So for New Year’s we are having a Potluck Party with Emeril!

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You all know him, so much so that he almost needs no introduction. Emeril Lagasse. You’ve seen him on Food Network, seen his cookbooks or maybe seen some of his cookware in your local store’s kitchen section. Maybe you’ve even prepared some of his delicious recipes in your own kitchen.

This week, in conjunction with our Sunday Supper event, a number of the contributors, including myself, will be featuring recipes from two of Emeril’s cookbooks: “Emeril’s Kicked Up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor” and “Emeril’s Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked Up Attitude.” And by the way’ you’ll have the opportunity to win one of these!

I find that at times during the holidays, with all of the feasts and get-togethers that some days I’ll need to take a break and make something simple for dinner. Today I’m sharing Emeril’s Columbia Street Grinder. This sandwich is simple to make, but with lots of flavor. My family is satisfied with a great meal, yet I didn’t have to stand over the stove all afternoon! I can sit down and relax, enjoy a meal, and remember the “V word” in Christmas Vacation.


You can much more simple than a sandwich like this. You just toss it together, sit back and crunch into the loveliness.


You can find this and many other of Emeril’s Kicked Up Sandwiches in his cookbook, that you can find here: “Emeril’s Kicked Up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor,”

And while you are at it, check out this one as well: “Emeril’s Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked Up Attitude.”




Don’t forget to join us for for this exciting chat at 3 pm AKST/ 7 pm EST. You can follow along easily on TweetChat or any other twitter chat program.

And here is the kicker – pardon the pun – if you participate in the twitter chat, you can win a copy of one of these cookbooks!

To be eligible to win a cookbook: Participate in the twitter chat, using hashtag #SundaySupper and sometime during the hour, post:

“Enter Me @FoodieArmyWife #SundaySupper”

One of the participants that posts that, will win a copy of one of the above cookbooks!

Seeing that this is a potluck, our Sunday Supper contributors have lots to share as well. Check out the smorgasbord of delicious food perfect for making your New Year’s party a success!


25 Bloggers will be giving away 25 copies of Emeril’s Cookbooks!* You don’t want to miss this special Celebration!

Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Drinks:

Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Starters:

Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Dishes and Sandwiches:  

Sunday Supper NYE Desserts:

Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper on December 30th.  In the evening we will meet at 3pm AKST/7pm EST for our #SundaySupper New Year’s Eve Potluck Party Emeril Style!  We are so excited to have you join us.  All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.

Please feel free to share with us and our followers your favorite New Year’s Eve recipe on our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board.  We are excited to have you Around the Family Table for this special Party!

* 25 f the above blogs will be giving away a copy of one of either Serious Sandwich Cookbook or Potluck Cookbook during the Chat.



Columbia Street Grinder by Emeril Lagasse

Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor – page 117

 Printable Version

4 6-inch loaves Portuguese stick bread, or Italian, or French Loaves

Balsamic-Herb Vinaigrette (You can find a recipe for this in the cookbook)

8 ounces sliced Provolone Cheese

8 ounces sliced mortadella

8 ounces sliced spicy ham, such as capicola

8 ounces sliced salami

1 large ripe tomato, cut into eight 1/4 inch thick slices

12 thin onion slices

12 jarred hot or sweet cherry peppers, drained and roughly chopped

2 cups torn green-leaf lettuce

Cut the loaves of bread in half lengthwise, and arrange them in a single layer, cut sides up. Liberally brush the bread wit the vinaigrette. On the bottom half of each loaf, evenly layer one quarter of the provolone, followed by one-quarter of the mortadella, one-quarter of the spicy ham, and one-quarter of the salami. Top with 2 slices of tomatoes, and 2 slices of onion. Divide the cherry peppers among the sandwiches. Stir the vinaigrette and generously drizzle it over the onion and tomato.

In a small bowl, toss the torn lettuce with some of the remaining vinaigrette. Divide the lettuce among the 4 sandwiches, top with the other halves of the bread, and serve.

Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril’s Kicked-up Sandwiches, William Morrow Publishers, New York, 2012

Disclaimer: The publishers at William Morrow provided the cookbooks (one for me, and one for the winning recipient) as a gift in support of this event. No other compensation was requested or provided for the writing of this post.

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  1. says

    I cannot even begin to tell you how scrumptious that looks. I am a sandwich queen and could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Emeril's Columbia Street Grinder is SCREAMING for me.
    Beautiful. Happy New Year!

  2. says

    So glad you got to have a bit of a Christmas vacation, Conni. The Columbia Street Grinder with the cheeses, salami, ham and vinaigrette does seem a guaranteed way to get the husband to give his highest approval rating, "Mmm, tasty."

  3. says

    You can make a grinder like this for me any time… it looks absolutely amazing. It has been so much fun getting to know you and your family this past year. I have really enjoyed following your adventures and look forward to many more in 2013! Thank you for all your support and encouragement this past year!

    • says

      Thank you so much Isabel! I'm so thankful for that random #SundaySupper tweet that I posted back in…April? Who knew I would grow to love twitter so much?! Thank you for all that you do – it is so greatly appreciated! I hope to finally get to meet you in person one of these days :)

  4. says

    OH EM GEE, Conni, that is one serious sandwich! I love how it's so huge and packed with layer upon layer of deliciousness. That balsamic herb vinaigrette must be packed with fresh flavour. I hope you have a fabulous New Year!


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