How the sandwich was invented | Moments of Vision 5 - Jessica Oreck
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Sandwiches remain a convenient mealtime staple, as well as appearing in many gourmet guises across different cultures. An integral part of the appeal of a sandwich is the malleability of the formula: they present an opportunity for personalizing our food without having to spend too much time.
For a detailed history of the sandwich and some unusual old recipes, visit this site. You can also read more on the origins of a beloved meal here. Note the author’s emphasis on the importance of the invention of the bread slicing machine during the 1920’s – a development the impatient Earl of Sandwich would no doubt have appreciated.
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