National Sandwich Day

National Sandwich Day Quick Facts - US

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2020 DateNovember 3, 2020
2021 DateNovember 3, 2021
National Sandwich Day

National Sandwich Day History

National Sandwich Day seeks to show appreciation for the combination of meat and cheese placed between two slices of bread. This day shows appreciation for all the different combinations of sandwiches that exist around the world.

The first written record of the term sandwich was in 1762 when English author Edward Gibbons spotted two men eating cold meat between bread in a small café called the Cocoa Tree.

The origins of the sandwich itself are unknown, but the concept can be dated as far back as the 1st century when rabbi Hillel the Elder filled two pieces of matzoh with nuts, apples, and spices. National Sandwich Day is observed annually on November 3rd.

National Sandwich Day Facts

  • Englishwoman Elizabeth Leslie is credited with introducing the sandwich to America in 1840. Her cookbook Directions for Cookery is said to have had a recipe for ham sandwiches.
  • The term sandwich is rumored to have been named after British statesman John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792) . This rumor is based on a passage in a work of literature titled A Tour to London (Pierre-Jean Grosley 1772).

National Sandwich Day References and Related Sites

whatscookingamerica.net: History of the Sandwich

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