Apparently today is ‘World Sandwich Day’.
Well, to be fair it only seems to be a major retailer of submarine-roll based meals that is declaring it to be a global event. This particular company is trying to push the day on us Brits for commercial reasons. Presumably with a view to selling more sandwiches. I think it is actually a US invention, known as ‘National Sandwich Day’ over there (perhaps one of my US-based blogger friends could enlighten me as to how big a deal it really is).
I don’t object – I’m as much of a fan of the noble sandwich as anyone and it was, if rumours are to be believed, invented here in the UK by one of our treasured aristocrats in the eighteenth century so that he could eat with one hand and simultaneously continue gambling with the other.
I’ve never tried the eating/gambling combo myself, but I’ve been known to eat a sandwich and blog at the same time. I might even be doing that right now.
Anyway, in honour of the day I shall be consuming all of my meals in sandwich form. It’s fine for breakfast – a bacon butty is always a treat.
I’ll also enjoy my tuna and cucumber rolls for lunch.
I’m less certain how I’m going to get this evening’s leek and potato soup to stay put between two slices of bread.
But I’ll give it a good go.