250 years of the sandwich

Other countries may have invented the bagel and the baguette but the British can proudly lay claim to the innovation of the sandwich some 250 years ago.  It seems that it was in 1762 that John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, first ordered beef served between slices of bread, so introducing civilisation to a convenient form of light refreshment.

The event is being celebrated in the English town of Sandwich this weekend as explained here.


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