It's also similar in the fact that it ended up being WAY taller that I expected and almost toppled over at numerous points along the way. Luckily, at this point in my food blogging career I've become quite accustomed to dealing with adversity like this.
Anyway, the idea behind this was to create a sandwich that had 26 different toppings, each one starting with a different letter of the alphabet.
Now, I know that sounds simple enough, but do you realize how difficult it is to find a food that starts with the letter X? To solve that issue I eventually settled on xylocarp, which is defined as "a hard, woody fruit that grows on trees," or in other words, a coconut.
With some other letters I had the opposite problem, in that I had a tough time choosing which foods to use since I immediately came up with so many that started with the same letter. Take F for example, with that one I couldn't decide between French fries and fish sticks.
Eventually though it all came together and as you can see from the photo the Alphabet Sandwich turned out to be a gargantuan tower of food-related gluttony.
Curious as to what was all on my sandwich? Here's a rundown:
Italian sausage patty
Krispy Kreme doughnut
Macaroni and cheese
Queso blanco dip