Snackshot of the Day: Muffaletta

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The muffaletta is a traditional sandwich from New Orleans made from many layers of Italian meats.

The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so Snackshot of the Day does what photographs do best, rely on the image to do most of the talking.

Today's Snackshot is of a homemade muffaletta. A muffaletta is a sandwich made from bread of the same name that's topped with various types of dried meat (salami, ham, pepperoni, mortadella, and capicola), marinated olive salad, Swiss, and provolone cheese. Traditionally, a muffaletta is served cold, but some places will toast the sandwich to soften the provolone. The original muffaletta was reportedly served at Central Grocery in New Orleans. 

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