sandwich

A sandwich is a food typically consisting of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein bread serves as a container or wrapper for another food type

Food historians generally attribute the creation of the sandwich, as we know it today, to John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.As the story goes, in 1762, during a 24 hour gambling streak he instructed a cook to prepare his food in such a way that it would not interfere with his game. The Fourth Earl of Sandwich ate slices of cold meat between bread at the gaming table during marathon sessions rather than get up for a proper meal. This meal required no utensils and could be eaten with one hand, leaving the other free to continue the game. Sadly, the name of real inventor of the sandwich was not recorded for posterity, the family name Sandwich is from the place in Kent, Old English Sandwicæ, literally sandy harbor or trading center

 

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