Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sandwich, one of the top 10 popular foods in USA.


A Sandwich is a food item popular worldwide made with a combination of salad vegetables, meat, cheese, and a variety of sauses of savoury spreads. It is presented with two or more sleces of briead with one or more fillings between them. Sandwiches are mostly choosen as a kind of lunch food, typically taken to work or school, or picnics to be eaten as part of a packed lunch and the item is easily found in almost all cafes and restaurants.

Sandwiches existed long before they were named this way, and the first sandwich seems to have appeared 100 years B.C. during the Easter fasting when a rabbi though about eating matzo (some kind of ancient bread) with apple slices and nuts.

In 1726 the name first came into existence and it was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (a town of south-east England), an 18th-century English aristocrat, who was a heavy gambler and was spending endless hours playing cards, kept asking for bread, cheese and meat. Because he kept the cards in one hand, he had to use the other one to eat, so he though about placing the cheese and the meat between the slices of bread. The other players saw the earl’s invention and started asking about the same type of food, calling it “Sandwich’s”.

In 1827, sandwiches were introduced in cooking books and by 1900, they were already famous in the United States. The most beloved sandwich here is peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which was created by the soldiers fighting in the Second World War. Another famous recipe is the one created by Elvis Presley, containing fried peanut butter and bananas. In the United States, a court in Boston, Massachusetts ruled that "sandwich" includes at least two slices of bread. and "under this definition and as dictated by common sense, this court finds that the term "sandwich" is not commonly understood to include burritos, tacos, and quesadillas, which are typically made with a single tortilla and stuffed with a choice filling of meat, rice, and beans.

Therea are various types of sandwiches. They are Club sandwich, Croque monsieur (French ham and cheese), Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, A Philly cheese steak (a type of submarine sandwich), Reuben sandwich, Smoked meat sandwich, French bread sandwich with fries, large sandwich (Weight approx. 2 pounds/1 kg), Shawarma sandwich, A cucumber sandwich with chips and cake, English Sandwich, salami sandwich,  ice cream sandwich, Rebun sandwich etc. Rebun sandwich is one of America's top ten foods. It is made with a combination of  pastrami–a meat so infused with spices that it has more flavor in a single bite than most full meals. Pile this sky-high, preferably using at least a pound of meat per sandwich.

The food value of a sandwich differs as the ingredients it includes differ.

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