Sandwich Word Origin
Did You Know?..
…that the first written usage of the English word appeared
in Edward Gibbon's journal, in longhand, referring to "bits of
cold meat" as a "Sandwich"?
…that it was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of
Sandwich, an 18th-century English aristocrat,
although he was neither the inventor nor sustainer of the
…that it is said that he ordered his valet to bring him
meat tucked between two pieces of bread, and because Montagu
also happened to be the Fourth Earl of Sandwich,
others began to order "the same as Sandwich!"?
…that it is said that Lord Sandwich was
fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue
playing cards, particularly cribbage, while eating without
getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his bare hands?
...that the rumor in its familiar form appeared in
Pierre-Jean Grosley's Londres (Neichatel, 1770), translated as
A Tour to London 1772; Grosley's impressions had been formed
during a year in London in 1765; the sober alternative is
provided by Sandwich's biographer, N. A. M.
Rodger, who suggests Sandwich's commitments to the navy, to
politics and the arts mean the first sandwich was more likely
to have been consumed at his desk?
Did You Know?
...that Julia Child
(née McWilliams; August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an
American chef, author, and television personality. She
is recognized for introducing French cuisine to the American
public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French
Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most
notable of which was The French Chef, which
premiered in 1963?
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