Make the Fool’s Gold Sandwich From Daniel Radcliffe’s Movie ‘What If’

08/20/2014 at 01:38 PM ET

Fools Sandwich , Zoe Kazan and Daniel Radcliffe

There’s no denying it, food brings people together.

Such is the case with Daniel Radcliffe and his onscreen love interest in the new romantic comedy What If, in theaters nationwide on Aug. 22.

The former boy wizard plays a guy who falls for a girl with a shared love of the Fool’s Gold sandwich (see the sammie-centric scene from the film below). It consists of a loaf of bread coated with butter, rebaked, hallowed out and then stuffed with a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jam, and a pound of juicy bacon (Clearly, it’s not for those who are calorie-counting). The school-lunch throwback with bacon was born in Denver and was a favorite of The King himself, Elvis Presley.

According to The Denver Post, the sandwich was a novelty item on the menu at the now-closed Colorado Mine Company, where Nick Andurlakis was a teenage cook.

“I made a really nice one for him, served it on a miner’s plate with about two pounds of fruit,” Andurlakis said of serving Presley. “Elvis loved it. It’s a good sandwich. Every once in a while, someone will call in from Graceland and want to order one.”

For nearly three decades, Nick and Kathleen Andurlakis have owned Nick’s Cafe in Golden, Colorado, where they still serve the sammies for $7 in a small room filled with Elvis memorabilia.

While framed photos of The King would be a nice backdrop for the classic sandwich, you don’t have to viva to the Rockies to get one. New York City’s Peanut Butter & Co. has created a recipe that you can whip up at home.

“Fool’s Gold” Sandwich
Serves 8-10

1. Coat a loaf of Italian bread in butter.
2. Bake it.
3. Hollow out the loaf.
4. Fill it with an entire jar of Smooth Operator peanut butter and an entire jar of jam.
5. Finally, stuff it with a pound of crispy bacon.

—Amy Jamieson

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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lynnmedina on

this is not from What If, it’s from The F Word. 🙂

CJ on

Could someone please start proofreading People’s articles before they are posted? I’m talking mistakes every single day. Come on, this is supposedly journalism. It is “hollowed”, not “hallowed”, unless you are supposed to sanctify the bread. Please!

bagher on

Thank you so much 🙂

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