November 3, 2010
|Photo credit: Main Street Bagel Deli|
The first historical record of the sandwich dates back to the 1st Century B.C., when the finger food was created by a rabbi named Hillel the Elder. But today's food holiday actually commemorates the birth of English aristocrat John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (November 3, 1718 – April 30, 1792).
As the story goes, Montagu was a compulsive gambler to the point where he would sometimes refuse to leave the card table—even for meals. It is said that the aristocrat ordered his valet to bring him a piece of salted beef tucked between two pieces of bread. This "sandwich" allowed him to continue playing cribbage as he ate, and without getting his cards greasy. Since Montagu also held the title of the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, others began to order "the same as Sandwich!" And, thus, the modern concept of the sandwich was born.
What does your favorite sandwich say about your personality? Take this quiz and share your results in the comment section below. Here's what I got:
You are a GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH: a traditional person with very simple tastes. In your opinion, the best things in life are free, easy, and fun. You totally go with the flow. And you enjoy every minute of it!Pretty accurate!
Your best friend: The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Your mortal enemy: The Ham Sandwich
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