John Montagu. 4th Earl of Sandwich
This guy to the right is John Montagu, who made the sandwich popular. It is said that around 1762 he asked for two slices of bread with meat in the middle, therefore making the term popular and also the concept of eating ingredients between two slices of bread.
Do you like eating sandwiches? I love them. I was working in a primary school yesterday, and we were having a little discussion whilst making pizzas with playdough, about what was our favourite sandwiches. Many answers were along the lines of jam, cheese, ham, butter. Nothing fancy, but nice all the same.
Then it made me think about what my favourite sandwiches are.
In order of preference:
1…Cheese and onion
2…Corned beef and Branston pickle
3…Egg mayo with cress
4…Tuna mayo with cucumber
5…Crisp sandwich (A packet of walkers ready salted crisps crunched between two slices of heavily buttered bread)
The crisp sandwich is one that I’ve continued to eat from my childhood, but the lettuce and salad cream, jam, tomato ketchup and Marmite, are the ones that have fell by the wayside.
The reason I’m writing this post is because I’m not the sort of person that takes frou frou food to work for lunch. I can’t be bothered making boxes of mixed salad with couscous, pasta mix-ups or fancy dips etc that require a fork. I just like to take a sandwich. Simple. However, even though I have listed my own favourites I would like some ideas.
So, my friends, I would appreciate it if you could tell me what your favourite sandwich concoctions are? The memorable ones from childhood and ones you eat now. Invented and bizarre works for me too. I’m up for interesting suggestions!
Anyway, I look forward to your comments x
PS..I know that in the UK it is very popular to eat a fish finger sandwich which I’ve never done. Supposed to be nice though.