Today is the birthday of John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich. Mr. Montagu wanted to eat with one hand during a 24-hour gambling event, so he instructed his servants to serve him his meat between two slices of bread. Tah-dah, the sandwich! And to celebrate the occasion, November 3 is now celebrated as National Sandwich Day!
When it comes to sandwiches I can be pretty darn picky. I don’t go for boring sandwiches. Just like my salads they must be interesting. I have had pretty good luck in various spots around the world and have written about some my favorites in my post “sandwich travels.”
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And it seems like I am not alone writing on the topic of sandwiches and travel. I found some really good reads on the topic:
- A group blog called Sandwich Inventor
- The Best Three Sandwiches I Ever Ate from Amanda of A Dangerous Business
- Sandwich travel series from both Saveur and Travel and Leisure
- And someone who really takes it to the next level Alpine and Sandwiches who blogs about eating sandwiches on top of mountains!
Some of my favorites this year have been:
I do have a sandwich bucket list that includes a Cuban sandwich in Cuba, a Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich in Vietnam and a New York deli pastrami Reuben in New York.
How about you? What’s your favorite sandwich, or what’s on your sandwich bucket list?