Recipe for Japanese-Style Ham Sandwich by Alix Lacloche

The chef revisits the classic French sandwich with the addition of Japanese ingredients such as nori sheets.


Video editing and wordsRebecca Zissmann

The French have the sandwich and the Japanese have onigiri, but in this recipe, Alix Lacloche combines the best of what both countries have to offer in terms of food to be eaten on the go. The unexpected alliance of jambon de Paris and crispy nori sheets, combined with the softness of Japanese sandwich bread from a Japanese bakery in Paris and brown butter, wipe away all past memories of bland, simple ham sandwiches.

Alix Lacloche is a Franco-American chef who specialises in slow food and seasonality. She worked as a contributor on talk show La Nouvelle Émission on Canal+ from 2013 until 2015, and now runs her own catering business. In 2014, she published a recipe book entitled Dans ma cuisine with Hachette.


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