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A Week of Sandwiches | British Sandwich Week 2016

May 14, 2016

From 8th- 14th May is British Sandwich Week, a week dedicated to celebrating one of the most iconic British food creations. 

So after finding out about it, I decided that I would join in with British Sandwich Week. Whilst I don’t generally eat much bread (my lunches are usually salads and soup) I do love the humble sandwich! I thought it would be fun idea to have different fillings every day for the week, so what did I have…

British Sandwich Week Day 2

Monday- Salami, Cheese and Spinach

British Sandwich Week Day 1

Tuesday- Tandoori Chicken Flatbread

British Sandwich Week Day 3

Wednesday- Smoked Salmon and Egg

British Sandwich Week Day 4

Thursday- Ham and Egg Flatbread

British Sandwich Week- Subway

Friday- Subway Spicy Italian with Spicy Cheese and Salad

The modern sandwich is named after Lord John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. The story is kind of disputed but I prefer the version I am about to tell you. Lord Sandwich, a “dedicated” gambler, did not like to take time out from the game to have a meal. He would, therefore, ask casino waiters to bring him slices of meat between two slices of bread. Because he was the Earl of Sandwich others began to order “the same as Sandwich!” which eventually led it to becoming what we call the ‘sandwich.’ How cool is that?

So yeah, I joined in and enjoyed some wonderful sandwiches. My favourite probably being the Salami and Cheese one I had on Monday. I used a Wookey Hole Cheddar with some lovely salami, so it was quite strongly flavoured and I enjoyed that. I also liked trying out the seeded flatbreads I found in Tesco when I was shopping, when I saw them I had to try them.

Of course Friday saw me grab a quick sandwich between meetings, I didn’t have time to make my own so I nipped to Subway and ordered my favourite. The Spicy Italian on the Italian Herbs and Cheese bread. Probably not that healthy, but it made a good treat on Friday!

I should say the lovely Charlotte informed me of British Sandwich Week with her wonderful link up so be sure to check it out- #FoodYearLinkUp! Did you join in with British Sandwich Week? What’s your favourite sandwich filling? Let me know in the comments,


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  • Reply Charlotte Oates May 22, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I don’t know what my favourite sandwich filling is, I get bored easily and like lots of variety so it really depends what mood I’m in! I really like the look of your tandoori flat bread – that’s definitely something I’d pick out from a sandwich menu.

    • Reply MissPond May 22, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      I get bored easily too, so it was great to shake it up for the week 🙂

  • Reply katya willems May 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Great post Emma – what a simple, elegant piece! A light way of giving us all some sandwich inspiration. I thought each and every one of your combinations looked mighty fine. I’m still trying to persuade myself to make some homemade bread during my time off so I can have even better sandwiches! Let’s hope it happens!

    • Reply MissPond May 16, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you- I’m glad you like my post 🙂 Hope you get some time to enjoy a sandwich this week 🙂

  • Reply Lauren king May 16, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    They all look so nice my all time favourite sandwich filling is ham and egg it’s such a good combination!

    • Reply MissPond May 16, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Ham and egg makes for a seriously good sandwich, especially with a bit of mustard mayo!

  • Reply amy May 16, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    The chicken flat bread looks gorgeous! Sometimes I really do hate being coeliac! xx

    • Reply MissPond May 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Oh noes! There are some good gluten free alternatives, I know it’s not 100% the same though x

  • Reply Helen May 16, 2016 at 7:02 am

    The chicken flatbread or salmon are my favourites here. I love a good fresh sandwich but I find them a bit sad for work after they’ve sat in the fridge or morning. I find flatbreads, pittas etc last longer.

    • Reply MissPond May 16, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      These were surprisingly OK in our work fridge, but I try to keep them on the top shelf close to the front so they don’t get too cold 🙂

  • Reply Anoushka May 16, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Ooh those all look so delicious, yum! Such a good idea 🙂

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    • Reply MissPond May 16, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Thank you 🙂 They were all seriously yummy!

  • Reply Kirsty May 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    The chicken tandoori flatbread sounds so good! I love a good old sandwich x

    • Reply MissPond May 16, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Sandwiches are so yummy 🙂 The chicken tandoori was super nice, I had leftover chicken so was easy to marinade and reheat!

  • Reply Nisha May 15, 2016 at 9:06 am

    I think one of my favourite sandwiches has to be chicken and avocado, but the salmon and egg you made looks great. Those flatbreads look delicious, it’s a nice way to mix it up from bread everyday x

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    • Reply MissPond May 16, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Ooooh chicken and avocado, I NEED to try that!

  • Reply Kimberley May 14, 2016 at 10:25 am

    The chicken flat bread looks really tasty! I didn’t realise there was a British Sandwich week.. cute post

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    • Reply MissPond May 16, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Glad you like my post- you should check out the food year link up by Charlotte, tells you all the foodie events coming up!

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