Today is National Sandwich Day and if you are like many other folks you eat sandwiches while completely oblivious to their origin.
John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich is credited with inventing the concept of sandwich; two pieces of sliced bread with meat fillings.
Today is Montagu’s 293rd birthday so let’s celebrate with a BP&J or whatever you may.
Legend has it, the 18th century English nobleman, Earl John Montagu, a prolific gambler, was involved in a 24-hour gambling tournament and requested that his servants bring him two slices of bread with meat between them so that he could hold his lunch in one hand without getting his cards greasy.
Since Montagu was known as the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, his friends began to order “the same as Sandwich,” giving this lunchtime staple its name.
The good old peanut butter and jelly sandwich is the most commonly eaten in the United States today. The PB&J gained popularity during the Great Depression because this American classic is highly nutritious while also extremely inexpensive to make.
Satisfy your little chef’s appetite for food play with this sandwich set, complete with all the fixin’s.
Stack your sandwich the way you like it, with these 16 wooden sandwich fixin’s that make a satisfying “crunch” sound when the included wooden knife slices the pieces apart! Wooden storage tray included helps keep it all organized.