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What is Sandwich Made of?

By definition, a sandwich is a food commonly comprised of two or more slices of bread, with one or more fillings between them.

Ever wonder where the sandwich got its name? 

The sandwich was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich and legend has it that the . . .

Mortadella sandwichfirst account of Lord Sandwich creating the sandwich was when he asked his servant to bring him meat and place it between two slices of bread so that he doesn’t have to leave the gaming tables in order to continue gambling. 

This allowed him to eat his meal with one hand and still hold the cards in the other hand.  It was in 1762 that the use of “sandwich” in its modern meaning as food was earliest recorded in history.

But did you know that during the 1st century B.C. a famous Rabbi, Hillel the Elder began the Passover custom of sandwiching an assortment of nuts, apples, spices and wine between two matzos(a brittle very thin biscuit of unleavened bread, traditionally eaten during Passover).

In America, the oblong roll sub sandwich got its name at deli in New London, Connecticut during the World War II; when they got an order for hero sandwiches from a local Navy submarine base.  The employees of the deli started referring to the hero sandwiches as a “sub” which became well-known in most parts of the country. 

During the Great Depression in America, when peanut butter had become affordable even to struggling families, peanut butter sandwiches with sweet jam or jelly were wildly popular; and thus, came to be known as PB&J (Peanut butter and Jelly) sandwiches.

Since then, sandwiches have become so widely known, the most popular is the ham sandwich followed by the BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato) sandwich; nowadays, there are a lot of varieties available for everyone to enjoy.

All this bread talk makes me so hungry; I think I will call it a wrap!

Well, that is quite simple really!


What should you do now?

  1. For all sandwich lovers, the sandwich is a perfect culinary way to demonstrate your own creativity.
  2. And then stay healthy and grab a bite!
  3. Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Killarney Vale Bakery now.


Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.
~ Mary Kay Ash

Remember – What is Sandwich Made of?



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