I woke up Thursday morning feeling worried that people would be shy about taking a self-portrait with a sandwich. Unless you have a friend to hold up the phone while you push the button, it can be hard. Plus, we all want to look good in photos. My husband said, why not tweak the entries? Why not? I adjusted the contest to allow banh mi beauty shots and portraits that people had someone else take.
This the banh mi selfie is a fun thing and I’m the first one to come off as a goofball. My tweet that my lunch was looking bigger than my head drew a lot of attention. One entry had the person dressed up as a gnome.
There were also banh mi newbies – first timers like @sastier. And I discovered banh mi made in puff pastry from Orange County that @pmmayfield submitted.
Dear Catherine Oliver really wants one of the aprons my mom is making. The photo below is of the apron fabric -- a dark grey green and off-white. Both are soft denim. I have 1 linen one to give away too.