The sandwich was not
invented in England. The fourth Earl of Sandwich did not invent the
sandwich. As the legend goes Edward Montagu, too absorbed in his
gambling addiction, ordered a servant to place beef between two
slices of bread so that he could continue with his cards. The
combination of filling ‘sandwiched’ between bread was hence named
after the Earl.
People have been putting things between bread since
‘things’ and ‘bread’ were a thing, what the Earl did was name the
assemblage. The first sandwich on record is actually the product of a 1st century BC rabbi by the way.
This doesn’t stop us
from associating the sandwich with the Earl and the place of origin
as Britain and therein lies a problem. We look at a particular dish
and either through the name or the design or even bad information
make assumptions on where the food came from. It’s not a world ending
problem but by not knowing the truth it keeps us from learning more
about our shared history, we all gotta eat after all.
mistake is just plain ignorance, like when an American supermarket
invented ‘puff dog’ by wrapping a sausage in puff pastry, this of
course is a sausage roll. They invented nothing, just cause for