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Jan K. Overweel

The Hero

Prep: 10 min
1 Servings

The ultimate Italian sub. The key to this sandwich is slicing everything paper thin, lettuce included. Feel free to spice it up even more with your favourite pickled chili peppers. There’s no tomato in the ingredients list, that’s no accident.



  1. Ask the deli counter to slice your meats and cheese as thin as they possibly can.
  2. Build your sandwich from the ground up: slather the Hero Spread on the bottom piece of bread, gently layer the deli meats one at a time, add your layer of cheese, top with a handful of the shredded lettuce, dress it sparingly with a spritz of oil and vinegar and a light sprinkle of dried oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. Schmear the tonnato sauce on the inside of the top piece of bread, place it atop the lettuce and eat.
by Emma Pelliccione

Since I was a kid, I loved spending time in banquet hall kitchens; I was mesmerized by the churning of giant vats of sugo, bubbling away, poised to feed thousands at a time. I constantly strived to absorb as much food knowledge as possible. After spending time in exploring European and Asian cuisine I moved to New York City to study at the International Culinary Center. I gravitated towards the Farm to Table program where I took my education to the field – literally – cultivating the ties between agriculture, cuisine, and sustainability, and working with the chefs from the 2 Michelin starred restaurant on the property. It was an experience that shaped my entire philosophy as a cook. I’ve continued to feed my culinary curiosity by working in food styling, as a boutique caterer and as a pastry chef.
I’ve been blessed to spend my lifetime learning about food, and nothing makes me happier than sharing my experiences, knowledge, and meals with as many people as I can. I’ll never be done learning, nor will my appetite ever be satisfied. Am I a chef? Nope. I'm just Emma.