- Posted August 22, 2013 by
National Sandwich Month (AUGUST)
Dedicate the month of August to sandwiches; from peanut butter and jelly to a thick juicy club. The word sandwich actually refers to John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich in 1762. He was a free-spirit kind of guy who loved games and gambling. Since he was always in a hurry going from game to game, he never stopped for a full meal. He requested a piece of meat between two slices of bread to eat on the run. Others saw how practical this new way of eating was, and thus the sandwich was born.
The sandwich hit the United States in 1827, when Elizabeth Leslie published her cookbook that included a ham sandwich. It was immediately popular with the population of the states, giving an easy, portable meal for workers and schoolchildren alike.
By the 1900s, bakeries started selling pre-sliced bread, so that sandwiches were easy to create. Until that time, consumers would buy solid loaves - or bake their own bread at home. Bread portions were often just torn off the loaf in random shapes. Now, with perfectly sliced pieces of bread, the sandwich had come into its glory. From long ago to present day, sandwiches ARE fun. Invite your family to partake in some learning trivia and games during National Sandwich Month and throughout the year.