Today, I want to celebrate fast food! But don’t be fooled; I am not an advocate of greasy, cheap, GMO-laden fast food. I love healthy, varied, and enjoyable fast food. I love food that is ready to eat in a minute, perfect for busy workdays or for a last minute party. I see you, McDonald’s, but I’m not lovin’ it.
I have learned that Americans love sandwiches. Personally, I am a huge defender of tartines. Tartines (“toast,” in French) are ready in a minute, and they can be garnished with anything. They look more appetizing than sandwiches because you can see the toppings. Why shouldn’t your snack be a work of art?!
I am very picky about bread quality. I have been quite disappointed with “French Bread” straight from the local grocery store. But, after 4 months of trying bread in the US, I am glad to tell you I have finally found a delicious one: QFC’s honey-and-sunflower seed bread. It is available at any QFC bakery — give it a try!
Below is my selection of six easy tartine recipes.
Let’s throw a tartine party!