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Sandwich History

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The first recorded sandwich
Hillel the Elder placed nuts, apples, spices, wine and bitter herbs between two matzohs - 1st century B.C. (Hillel Sandwich)
Trenchers
thick blocks of coarse stale bread that were used instead of plates - meats and food were put on it and the bread soaked up the grease and juices and could be eaten - 6th-16th century
bread and meat
what they called sandwiches before they were named Sandwiches - 16th & 17th century
The first written use of Sandwich
in 1762, Edward Gibbons wrote that he saw two nobles eating "upon a bit of cold meat, or a Sandwich"
London's Beef Steak Club
is given credit for inventing the sandwich in 1762
John Montague
the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, who would order meat between bread at the Beef Steak Club (1765)
Sandwich, the name
came from other Beef Steak patron who would order "the same as Sandwich" - thus the name
Elizabeth Leslie
introduces sandwiches to America through the cookbook "Directions to Cookery" - recipe was for ham sandwiches (1840)
Pre-sliced bread
helped popularize sandwiches in America when it bakeries started making it in the 1900s. Sandwiches became portable.
1st Century B.C.
Hillel recorded the use of nuts, apples, spices, wine and bitter herbs between two matzohs
6th - 16th Century
trenchers were used to pile meats and foods on to catch the juices - could be eaten afterwards
16th & 17th Century
sandwiches were called "bread and meat" or "bread and cheese"
1762 (word)
first written record of the use of the word sandwich as related to food
1762 (location)
London's Beef Steak Club is given credit for inventing the sandwich
1765
the name Sandwich is used to reference the Earl of Sandwich's favorite food combination
1840
Elizabeth Leslie introduces the sandwich to America in her "Directions of Cookery" cookbook
1900s
pre-sliced bread from bakeries makes the sandwich popular and portable in America
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