The sandwich as we know it was popularized in England in 1762 by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Legend has it, and most food historians agree, that Montagu had a substantial gambling problem that led him to spend hours on end at the card table.
WE all like food. Of course we gotta have it to live. Humans vary in tastes as proven by all the restaurants and foods in the grocers. Like most of the people in the known world we all like a nice meal with all the trimmings, especially if someone else prepares it and cleans up. I truly like soups and one pot meals. But by far I enjoy a sandwich.
Son Jack gave me a SUBWAY gift card for my birthday so Sunday we ordered two foot long tuna subs ‘with everything’ on them. That was actually two days ‘dinners.’
Just for my information I looked up the info above about the Earl of Sandwich. Then decided to see if there was a # of kinds of sandwiches that exist. The closest I came was counting a list, (about 250). Then one site said there were 80 ‘types of sandwiches’ with each type having many variables.
I eat many sandwiches: P-nut butter (jelly), Fish, hamburger, sardine, onion & mustard and many more. But the top of the line is a plain Tomato with mayo on sliced bread. Sherry makes a great toasted cheese; I like for her to add onion to mine.
Tomato and lettuce: Grandson Corey came out from Utah to visit. On his first visit Sherry fixed lettuce and tomato sandwiches for lunch. He finished his and said Sherry, “Could I have another of those salad sandwiches?” That statement has brought a lot of smiles over the years.
My BIL Sonny ate a ‘Salt Sandwich’. (Yep, just salt) I got a laugh out of him at the salt flats near the Great Salt Lake. He stood with his hands full of salt and said, “Finally enough!” (He still lived into his 80s).
To me that isn’t the oddest. In Hungary they make a ‘Lard sandwich’, sliced bread with a thick layer of lard with onion slices!. ???????
Do you have a special sandwich or one others might think odd?
The BEST sandwich I ever had was a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich from a small shack-like place on the piers in Philadelphia.