Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The Earl

The word sandwich that we use today was born in London during the very late hours one night in 1762 when an English nobleman, John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), was too busy gambling to stop for a meal even though he was hungry for some food. The legend goes 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; and from that incident, we have inherited that quick-food product that we now know as the sandwich. He apparently had the meat put on slices of bread so he wouldn’t get his fingers greasy while he was playing cards.
Well my cards are on the table and my sandwich of choice tomorrow is yet again sun dried tomato bread but this time with left over roast chicken, edam cheese and mayo.

7 comments:

Ron said...

Nice deco once again, and yes, fab handle.
Good to have a bit of a food history lesson. Roast chicken sandwich sounds like a winner.
I had a "wrap" today. Don't know the history there. Some chap decided to roll it up I guess. Cucumber, sprouts, lettuces, avocado, hummus, cheddar and some pan fried temph all inside a spinach tortilla.

cookingwithgas said...

you guys eat pretty well- I think I would love to join you both for lunch!

FuturePrimitive said...

Ron...you put sprouts into a wrap?! LOL!

Dan Finnegan said...

Permit me to translate American to English...Sprouts in th US are bean sprouts...sprouts in England are the Brussels variety! But i would be happy to have either in my sandwich!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

shudder, Brussels sprouts in a sandwich, eeew!

FuturePrimitive said...

ahem. i am very stupid at times. it's now official - thanks Dan ya big sprout!

gz said...

My dad always said that a sandwich isn't a sandwich unless you need both hands to hold it together while you eat it!!