The Beirut sandwich

Photo: Martin Poole

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The Fusiony Meal We Never Expected
This spiced chicken flatbread sandwich has a Middle Eastern name, but don't expect falafel or hummus. According to the new book Brazilian Barbecue & Beyond, by David Ponte and siblings Jamie and Lizzy Barber, two Syrian brothers living in São Paulo, Brazil, in the 1950s created it when they ran out of regular sliced bread at their diner. We're guessing they never went back to the old way, since flatbread actually forms the perfect, not-too-overpowering base for a marvelous combination of chili mayonnaise, a handful of arugula, sliced tomatoes and strips of peppery chicken and grated cheddar.

Get the recipe: The Beirut