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2003/03/07 15:30:46 (permalink)

PBS Sandwich video

Hi All -

Out here in Seattle our local PBS station has been offering as a part of their Beg-a-thon a video on the American Sandwich. They cover everything from the Maine Lobster Roll to the Vietnamese Banh Mi to some strange pseudo-Chinese deepfried thing that you can only get in St Louis. Anyway, they broadcast the video and then offer it as a gift if you donate $75. Not having $75 to spare, I'm wondering if this video is available for sale anywhere.

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    salembrewer
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/03/07 22:26:33 (permalink)
    That show, "Sandwiches You Will Like" on PBS absolutely ROCKS if you are into roadfood. If you see it on your listings, make the time. As far as availibility I believe they are only a pledge reward item at this time.
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/03/09 12:32:09 (permalink)
    For the record, that "so-called" psudeo-Chinese thing in St. Louis is a St. Paul sandwich. If you ever happen to be in STL don't miss the opportunity to have one along with some toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake.
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/03/10 15:34:27 (permalink)
    Saw the Sandwich show this weekend on PBS. It was great ! I have checked on both Amazon and the PBS shopping site and can NOT find the video. Maybe they will make it available soon.


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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/03/10 17:04:21 (permalink)
    Can you tell me what goes into the sandwich and why it's so popular in St Louis? It was fascinating to watch them make it.

    -Yumbo
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    For the record, that "so-called" psudeo-Chinese thing in St. Louis is a St. Paul sandwich. If you ever happen to be in STL don't miss the opportunity to have one along with some toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake.

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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/03/10 18:33:45 (permalink)
    egg foo young patty on white bread with lettuce and tomato
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/03/11 04:11:35 (permalink)
    quote:
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    egg foo young patty on white bread with lettuce and tomato



    ... and sometimes a square slice of American cheese, too!
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/03/13 19:58:24 (permalink)
    I recently saw it on my local PBS affiliate and it is great! Makes me want to go to NYC just for the Katz's pastrami sandwich. Anyway, there is a link for it at http://www.wqed.org/tv/natl/sandwiches/
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/03/13 22:58:13 (permalink)
    Yumbo/M&M/Michael,

    Compare the St. Paul sandwich (which is not that different from a western omelet on a roll) to the Greek diner-menu standard of "Chinese roast pork on garlic bread" or Nathan's chow mein on a bun (I think the original Coney Island outlet is the only one left serving it).

    I don't know, my fellow foodies, I'll try the St.Paul thing when I get to St. Louis, but I feel signature places should stick to what they are good at...I go to Nathan's for a dog, to a diner for a burger, and I would never order any of the "American specialties" on a Chinese menu.

    BTW...are there any other "St. XXX" things out there? I know of St. Joseph's pastries and St.Pauli Girl...well...any St.Augustine foods? All I can think of is Twinkies, but I went through 4 years of high school with the Augustinians and ate Twinkies for lunch every day with a Coke (if it were that way today, Father Bo would be in jail).






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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/03/14 09:59:17 (permalink)
    St. Emilion, Potage Saint Germain, Coquilles St. Jacques, Bishop's Stew and Church Window Cookies (ok saint is not in the name but the receipes are in the Saint Margaret of Scotland School Cookbook which I won at a trivia contest last year). And, how about "Our Lord's Scripture Cake" or "Resurrection cake" from White Trash Cooking? Ok, close, but no cigar. Devil's food cake. Sorry, wrong direction.
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/03/27 12:59:50 (permalink)
    No you can not get it yet with out making the donations. this show was done by rick sebak here in pittsburgh, WQED . he also made the Hot Dog Show, great stuff. The videos usually come up for sale about a year after pledge week. PS just buy it and support your local PBS station you cheap *$$%%%&&&&!!!!!!! I mean it you skin flint
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    Originally posted by yumbo

    Hi All -

    Out here in Seattle our local PBS station has been offering as a part of their Beg-a-thon a video on the American Sandwich. They cover everything from the Maine Lobster Roll to the Vietnamese Banh Mi to some strange pseudo-Chinese deepfried thing that you can only get in St Louis. Anyway, they broadcast the video and then offer it as a gift if you donate $75. Not having $75 to spare, I'm wondering if this video is available for sale anywhere.

    -Yumbo

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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/03/27 16:47:05 (permalink)
    The only saintly thing other than a St. Paul sandwich that comes to mind is the St. Joseph Sandwich at Virgilio's in Gloucester, Mass:

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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/03/27 17:20:55 (permalink)
    Wow, I got to try one of those after hitting the Clam Box!
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/03/27 20:46:07 (permalink)
    The sandwich book and video sound very interesting. But to make a $ 75 "donation for one or both....they can kiss me where the sun don't shine!!

    Wally
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2003/05/25 12:37:28 (permalink)
    The "Sandwiches That You Will Like" book and video are available at the WQED website now. VHS tape: $19.95, DVD: $22.95, book: $24.95
    http://www.wqed.org/genl/shop/national.html
    This is good because I never saw it on my local PBS station.
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2004/02/25 11:44:26 (permalink)
    I ordered the VHS from WQED and got it in the mail last night. You get the director's cut, it's a little longer and does a lot of concentrating on Philly. I wish it was a little more diverse like Rick's hot dog program, but it was worth the money. You can also order it from Amazon, but they have to order it to have it in stock.

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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2004/02/25 12:15:51 (permalink)
    I've worked for PBS for 15 years. Most items offered during these "beggin' for bucks" periods are exclusive to PBS ususally for a period of 6 months to a year. Should you be watching your favorite cooking show pay close attention to the closing credits. Alot of times there will be a numbering for ordering products. Most of the time it is from the producing PBS station, or PBS video(has a website). NEVER will you see this number during pledge, as that defeats the money raising process. All money raised during these drives is for programming only, it pays no salaries, equipment costs, etc. These pledge drives although annoying are necessary, believe me I hear it all of the time! So when able, support your local PBS stations, all donations are essential, no matter the size. Brenda typing while watching Justin Wilson.....
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2004/02/25 13:19:16 (permalink)
    "Sandwiches That You Will Like" not available on the PBS station in Dallas
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2004/02/25 13:51:58 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Rusty246

    I've worked for PBS for 15 years. Most items offered during these "beggin' for bucks" periods are exclusive to PBS ususally for a period of 6 months to a year. Should you be watching your favorite cooking show pay close attention to the closing credits. Alot of times there will be a numbering for ordering products. Most of the time it is from the producing PBS station, or PBS video(has a website). NEVER will you see this number during pledge, as that defeats the money raising process. All money raised during these drives is for programming only, it pays no salaries, equipment costs, etc. These pledge drives although annoying are necessary, believe me I hear it all of the time! So when able, support your local PBS stations, all donations are essential, no matter the size. Brenda typing while watching Justin Wilson.....



    After working in "for-profit" TV for 8 years, I've come to really enjoy and respect my PBS peers. My satellite company doesn't carry PBS right now, so I'm a little deprived.

    Lynne
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2004/02/25 14:21:14 (permalink)
    Has anyone gotton the companion book to this video? Just curious if it's a worthwhile buy?
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2004/02/25 15:32:29 (permalink)
    PBS Video also has video, book, DVD/book set, etc. for sale. We aren't airing it either......casseroles instead.
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2004/02/25 15:38:23 (permalink)
    Can't even get a reply from my local station about airing the sandwich show, even though they do have the Hot Dog show on their playlist.

    Not suprising they are having a hard tiem raising funds when they won't even reply to a simple email request.
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2004/07/08 16:45:27 (permalink)


    ROADFOOD ALERT for WASHINGTON, DC area viewers!!!!

    TONITE THURSDAY JULY 8, 2004

    Channel 26, WETA in Washington, DC is showing Rick Sebak's acclaimed documentary, Sandwiches You Will Like tonite, Thursday July 8, 2004 at 8:00 PM EDT.

    It also repeats Saturday nite (Sunday morning) at 2:58 AM EDT. Either tune in or set those VCRS!!! If you have not yet seen it, it is one of Sebak's finest shows.

    See www.weta.org for other times that it will be shown this month on WETA Channel 26!
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2004/07/11 02:55:11 (permalink)
    This must be Rick Sebak week, at least in the Baltimore Washington area, in celebration of his latest video "Unusual Buildings and Other Roadside Stuff" which premiers on MPT (Maryland Public Television) Sunday night July 11, at 8 PM.

    Sandwiches you will like, Shore Things, Hot Dog program, and Great old amusement parks, are all on the schedule this week on MPT, WETA (ch. 26 in DC) and WHUT in DC. As they say, check your local listings.
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2007/01/02 08:05:18 (permalink)
    signman-
    I know it has been a long time since you asked, but better late than never....

    While I was Christmas shopping this year, I came across and bought the companion book to the "Sandwiches You Will Like" video. And yes, it is worthwhile. Lots of history of different sandwiches, recipes and recommendations of where to get them. I also really enjoyed the section in the back about the making of the video.
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2007/01/02 22:28:06 (permalink)
    I have the PBS show on DVD "Sandwhiches you will like." It's really interesting, and I rented it off netflix about a year ago. Barely any demand for it, so it shipped fast and was immediately available.
    I also have other similar PBS shows including ones on ice cream and hotdogs.
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2007/01/02 23:33:57 (permalink)
    I have a video tape I made personally with the hot dog show and the amusement park show. Bobby Rydell was awesome!
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2007/01/08 13:37:05 (permalink)
    I was at Schwabl's in Buffalo (actually West Seneca) over the weekend and the waitress told me that Rick Sebak, the filmmaker behind "Sandwiches You Will Like" recently ate there. Rick told them he is currently filming a show about cemetaries, but it isn't nearly as much fun as making the sandwich show. I think we could all agree on that!
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2007/01/08 13:53:08 (permalink)
    The DVD of this show is available at "shop PBS" for $22.95 if you want to own it.
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    RE: PBS Sandwich video 2007/09/25 20:05:06 (permalink)
    Also available at Netflix if you want to rent. It is a great show, all of Rick Sebak's documentaries are wonderful....Look for his Cemetary Special (yes, cemetaries!!), The Ice Cream Show, and the Hot Dog Show!!
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