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Margaux Sky's Art Café and Bakery
It was the sandwich that got Oprah to go back to eating bread—and the most expensive one she's ever eaten!

Two and a half years ago, Margaux Sky opened the Art Café and Bakery in San Luis Obispo, California. Her specialty: delicious sandwiches on homemade bread. While business had been steady, she was barely making ends meet. This summer, she decided to sell her café.

Her last to-go order happened to be for Oprah, who was in the area to meet with Tim Bennett, the president of Harpo Productions and Margaux's brother-in-law. Oprah took one bite of Margaux's Curried Chicken Sandwich and was floored.

Margaux was to sign the papers to sell the café at 9 a.m. the next morning—at 8 a.m. she got a call saying that Oprah was going to help out to keep the business open. "I thought, anybody this good can't be closed down," Oprah says. "So I sent Margaux a check, and now she's back in business and cooking like crazy!"

Learn more about Oprah's favorite sandwich and get the recipe for Margaux's Curried Chicken Sandwich!
FROM: Oprah's Favorite Sandwich
Published on October 28, 2004