Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has been very busy since getting fired by Boston at the end of the 2012 season. Without a job for the past four months, Valentine — who claims to have invented the wrap sandwich — says he has been spending his free time in his sandwich lab and has produced amazing results.
"I have 17 — that's right: 17 — new sandwich ingredient delivery systems that are going to absolutely blow people away," says the former manager. "Traditional sandwich bread and even my famed wrap are going to look like foods from the prehistoric age."
Valentine says he won't reveal his sandwich inventions until a planned event on March 30th at his eponymous restaurant in Stamford, Conn. But he was willing to give some hints.
"Cracker sticks infused with condiments. A baked and hollow dough ball. Powdered wheat. Crust forts. Naan-o bites. These are just a few of the many things that will soon become staples of every deli and restaurant in the world," he said. "I am still putting some finishing touches on everything in my lab, but lunch will forever change come March 30th."
"Bon Appetit" magazine editor Philipe Marchaux says he is excited to see what Valentine has produced.
"If there's one thing I've learned to never do in the world of cuisine and sandwich innovation, it's doubt Bobby Valentine's genius," said Marchaux. "He may know nothing about baseball, but the man is a sandwich visionary."