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…
Monday- Salami, Cheese and Spinach
Tuesday- Tandoori Chicken Flatbread
Wednesday- Smoked Salmon and Egg
Thursday- Ham and Egg Flatbread
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,