The sandwich is an English obsession. Take a look inside of lunch boxes of school children, in the hands of tourists picnicing in the park, at the desks of office workers too busy to take a lunch break, or just simply people on the street, or in stores grabbing a quick bite to eat – sandwich is king of the English lunch.
The word sandwich was born in London late at night one day in 1762 when an English nobleman, John Montagu the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, was too busy gambling to stop for a meal, even though he was hungry. The legend tells that he ordered a waiter to bring him roast-beef between two slices of bread. The Earl was able to continue his gambling while eating his snack, without getting his fingers greasy! And from that evening, we have inherited today’s sandwich.
A sandwich may be a simple meal or snack, but between the bread and the fillings there’s something else that makes the difference between an average sandwich and one that makes you go WOW. Every one knows their favourite sandwich. And just how they like it. Tell us yours!