Tuesdays totally useless bit of information – The Sandwich

I started to do a little research on the history of the sandwich, I started with Wikipedia and here is a little bit of what I found, and why I was laughing so hard….

 The caption that goes along with this is

“A sandwich is handheld and portable, this one is made with salami ” 🙂

It gets better:

A sandwich is a food item, consisting of two or more slices of bread with one or more fillings between them, Sandwiches are a widely popular type of lunch food, typically taken to work, school, or picnics to be eaten as part of a packed lunch. They generally contain a combination of salad vegetables, meat, cheese, and a variety of sauces or savoury spreads. The bread can be used as it is, or it can be coated with any condiments to enhance flavour and texture. They are widely sold in restaurants and cafes. 🙂

My interpretation of the history of the sandwich is during the middle ages in Europe meals were served on slabs of stale bread instead of plates, they were called “trenchers” which eventually became  the first “open faced” sandwich .  As time went on this evolved into what we now as the “SANDWICH”

During the 19th century in England and Spain popularity of the sandwich grew, the working class had discovered a fast inexpensive meal.  The sandwich began to cross the ocean from Europe to the United States,  it then became an extravagant meal at supper in many American homes. By the 20th century bread became a staple food in many homes and the sandwich was reborn and became as popular as it was in Europe.

So there you have it Tuesdays totally useless bit of information!

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