National Sandwich Day

National Sandwich Day Quick Facts - US

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2021 DateNovember 3, 2021
2022 DateNovember 3, 2022
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.

National Sandwich Day seems to have been started in 2015 as a promotion for sandwiches. Itis observed annually on November 3rd.

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National Sandwich Day Facts

  • The origins of the sandwich are unknown, but the concept can be dated as far back as the 1st century. It is believed that Jewish leader and sage Hillel the Elder filled two pieces of matzo with nuts, apples, and spices.
  • 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 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.

National Sandwich Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Go to your favorite local sandwich shop. They may be offering specials or deals for National Sandwich day.
  • Make your own sandwich! Gather your favorite ingredients and create a personalized sandwich.
  • Watch a movie that highlights sandwiches or similar foods. Our suggestions:
    Chef (2014)
    Spanglish (2004)
    When Harry Met Sally (1989)

National Sandwich Day References and Related Sites

whatscookingamerica.net: History of the Sandwich

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