Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fact of the Day: Earl Sandwich

The food sandwich get its name from John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. He claimed to have invented the sandwich though this has been disputed, but he certainly made it popular in Europe. 

19 comments:

  1. Earl Sandwich... I bet I know what he did in his spare time.

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  2. He invented the sandwich, huh. I wonder what the first sandwich was.

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  3. Oh did he.....love sandwiches..

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  4. good to know. thanks for sharing this post.
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  5. Didn't know he was in dispute.

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  6. He was playing cards and he need to have a hand free while eating, this is all I know!!
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  7. Well at least he made it known, doubt he was the first that thought of it though

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  8. After all these years, the sandwich is still going strong...

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  9. Whoever thought of it first, I'm glad we have it!

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  10. I wish muffins were named after moi... because I'm just sweet and cute as them :)

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  11. The Earl of Sandwich was addicted to gambling and often wouldn't leave the card table for hours at a time. He had his servants bring him meat between slices of bread so he could eat while gambling. Like you said, he didn't invent the sandwich but he did make them popular.

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  12. The romantic story I heard about this is that he and his friends were playing poker and he was winning. When the maid declared lunch was ready, he told her to slice the roast beef and put a slice between 2 pieces of bread....thus, the sandwich was born.
    hahhaaa...not sure how these amusing stories get started.

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