A to Z Letter S

I was trying to think of what I should talk about for S yesterday. I’m reading a book set in Sicily, Treasure Hunt by Andrea Camilleri, but I’m not close enough to finished to have a review up by the end of the day, but I did have a really good sandwich at the ballpark yesterday.

First, a bit about sandwiches. According to Wikipedia, although eating meat on flat bread has been traced as far back as 50 BC, the first written usage of the English word appeared in Edward Gibbon’s journal referring to “bits of cold meat” as a “Sandwich”. It was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th-century English aristocrat. It is said that he ordered his valet to bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread, and others began to order “the same as Sandwich!” It is commonly said that Lord Sandwich was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards, particularly cribbage, while eating, without using a fork, and without getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his bare hands.

I’m actually not a big sandwich fan, but there are a few I like. I like a good grilled cheese sandwich. My first choice is cheddar cheese with green apple slices. And I’ll have to do the jalapeno popper grilled cheese again soon. I had forgotten about it. Yummy!

Yesterday, though I had a Primanti’s sandwich. It was cheesesteak, not my favorite, but the choices at PNC are limited. There’s something about a sandwich made with good Italian bread and filled with coleslaw and fries that works for me. Delicious! My favorites when we eat at one of the restaurants are probably kielbasa and cheese or egg and cheese or maybe the fish and cheese.




  1. Arlee Bird

    I love sandwiches especially if the bread is extra good. From simple peanut butter and jelly to complex hoagies, I love them all although my mood decides on what type I want at the time. Today I’ll probably settle for Nutella on white bread. Simple and tasty.

    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

  2. I’m pretty sure I’ve never had a sandwich with the fires IN the sandwich instead of on the side. Hmmm…. thinking about it. On the other hand, your link to the jalepeno and cream cheese grilled cheese sandwich looked yummy! I couldn’t find the exact recipe, though. Did you cook the peppers first or just let them cook as part of the sandwich?

  3. I’m not a big sandwich fan although I do eat them. I’m with you–soft french or Italian bread is my favorite with sandwiches. I have to be careful about gluten (been that way since I was a kid) but I can eat potato bread. I still like a good p-j sandwich. I have a favorite with peanut butter, honey, and raisins. It’s quite substantial as a sandwich. I’m going to have to try your apples and cheese–bet it’s great.

    Interesting bit of history on Sandwich. 🙂

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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