How did Americans ever get to loving sandwiches so much? We, in fact, dedicate August as National Sandwich Month. I think it’s something related to why the Earl of Sandwich, a real-life 18th-century aristocrat, reportedly loved them. He was busy, they were easy!
This August, try your sandwiches in some creative packaging.
Many of our favorite sandwiches are part of history. Hillel the Elder, an ancient Jewish sage is said to have wrapped lamb-meat and bitter herbs between two pieces of matzoh (unleavened bread) during Passover. In fact, flatbread “wraps” are found in Asia and Africa and all across North America.
“Ham and Cheese Pockets” can easily be homemade and packed for trips or picnics.can easily be homemade and packed for trips or picnics.
SANDWICH FACTS, courtesy of the National Day Calendar:
- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a sandwich must have at least 35% cooked meat and be no more than 50% bread.
- The average American child eats about 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before finishing high school.
- Submarine sandwiches are called “hoagies” in Philadelphia and “heroes” in New York.
SANDWICH HACKS include: Dinner Rolls make great slider buns! www.redstaryeast.com
- Make Sausage Pinwheel Sandwiches by rolling the sausage in biscuit dough.
- Instead of bread, make your breakfast sandwiches with Crispy Whole Grain waffles.
- Turn your freshly-baked loaf bread on its side to cut more easily into even slices.
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