My new book, OPEN FACED: Single-Slice Sandwiches from Around the World, published by Gibbs Smith, is now available for pre-purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Google. It will come out August 1, 2017, but I would so love it if you would pre-order a copy or two or three! It is hard cover with lots of luscious color photography, costs only $18.95 and has 65 simple yet sophisticated recipes for open-faced sandwiches from France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, Germany, Russian, Britain, Mexico and America. What a bargain! There is history, lore, interesting anecdotes, fantastic wine and spirit suggestions, and clever tips. So buy one book for yourself, and another for a friend; it makes a wonderful hostess or holiday gift. Whether you are a hardcore aficionado of tartines, bruschette, crostini, montaditos et al., or are new to the delicious world of sandwiches of the open-faced variety, I promise you that this will become an indispensible cookbook both for weekday meals and special occasions.