Long live the mighty sandwich.
There is nothing quite like the humble sandwich. A staple in many restaurants and food parlors that often consists of sliced meat, cheese, a choice of condiment and vegetables. It is the perfect meal, snack or appetizer at work, school and social outings at any time of the day. Many people ponder and ask: Where does the sandwich come from and how did it become so popular around the globe?
The sandwich is named after its inventor, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, a British statesman who held prestigious roles in his life including Postmaster General, First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for the Northern Department. Montagu was a heavy gambler and asked his servants to bring him meat between two slices of bread so he could remain at the playing cards table and continue gambling for prolonged periods of time. It is rumored others began ordering food by requesting “the same as Sandwich!” and the rest is history.
National Sandwich Day is celebrated annually and occurs this year on November 3rd to commemorate the sandwich. Indulge your creative side by creating your own savory sandwich, deli meat sandwich, sweet sandwich or any “sandwich” that strikes your fancy.