I am going so slow with this next cookbook project, I swear. I see other authors putting book after book after book out, and I don't understand how they do it. But anyway, I promise that I am working on it. Case in point: today's menu.
In case you haven't read, my next book will be a collection of veganized versions of foods that were popular throughout the decades of the 20th century. Today, I focused on the first decade — 1900-1910.
The Club Sandwich's history is kind of a mystery, but it supposedly originated on menus in men's clubs at the turn of the last century. The first mentions in print were in 1903 and 1906, according to the Food Timeline website. I made a vegan Club Sandwich using a homemade seitan ham, homemade tempeh bacon (both recipes will be in the book), vegan mayo, lettuce, and tomato.
On the side, I made a Waldorf Salad.
The waldorf salad was said to have been created in the late 1890s (which were awesomely referred to as the "Gay Nineties" back then!) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. It's often made with raisins, but I used green grapes, apples, walnuts, celery, and vegan mayo. And it's served over a bed of red leaf lettuce.