Tuesday, November 03, 2009

book of seasons: Sandwich Day

Ma's kitchen grinder

Lord John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, was an enthusiastic gambler who spent many hours in London's "gaming hells." It was Lord Montagu who invented the sandwich by having a servant put meat between two pieces of bread so that Montagu wouldn't have to leave the gaming table or put his cards down.

Because of Lord Montagu, we celebrate Sandwich Day on November 3.

What kind of sandwich will you have today?

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