How the Sandwich Came to Be.
You might be grossed hearing watercress, pimentos, and peanut butter sandwich but it was a big deal once. Throughout history, people have been eating sandwiches and it can only be said that the ingredients vary. An Earl started all this sandwich crazy. The main is the 4th Earl of Sandwich. This is not to say that the act of having meat between bread slices was uncommon. The Passover celebrations in the first century involved people putting the lamb meat between the bread which was usually unleavened. In the Middle Age, open style sandwiches were introduced. If bread went stale, meat and vegetables were used to make it eatable and they would be piled on top in an open style. The Dutch popularly served their bread piled with butter, fish, and meat. Sandwich is a town found along the southern coast of the UK. This literally translates to a town built on sandy soil. The last part of the name “wich” means dwelling, place or vicinity. Initially, the 1st Earl of Sandwich was expected to get the title of the Earl of Portsmouth. That was changes to Sandwich because the town honored him. At the time of this Earldom, he was the commander of a naval fleet off the coast of Sandwich. There is no other connection between this town the family the Earl came from.