The sandwich, while not officially named until the 18th century, started thousands of years ago when a rabbi put herbs between two pieces of matzoh. Is your sandwich knowledge only enough to fit between two pieces of bread or can you pile it high? Test your skills.
Who invented the sandwich?
John D. Rockefeller
The John who is credited for the sandwich was an English aristocrat named John Montagu. He was a big gambler, and wanted his cook to prepare something where he didn't have to leave the table and could keep gambling. He could eat a sandwich one-handed with no utensils.
Who made the Monte Cristo sandwich famous in the United States?
Dumas' novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, may have contributed in the naming process, but it was Disney that introduced this sandwich to the masses. They featureed it in their Tahitian Terrace and Blue Bayou restaurants in Disneyland.
What is the record for the largest, open-faced sandwich?
1,652 pounds (749 kilograms)
2,359 pounds (1,070 kilograms)
On November 19, 2011, T-bones Roadhouse in Plymouth Mass. created this 2.359-pound (1,070-kilogram) pulled pork sandwich at the New England Food Festival. T-bones broke the previous record of 1,652 pounds (749 kilograms).
True or False? The Philly cheesesteak was invented at a pizza restaurant.
The Philly cheesesteak was actually invented by Pat Olivieri, a hot dog vendor who put beef on his grill. This got the attention of a passing cab driver, and the sandwich was such a hit, word quickly spread to other cabbies.
True or False? There really was an Earl of Sandwich.
The same John Montagu who is credited with the sandwich was an English aristocrat, also known as the Earl of Sandwich. His buddy, Captain James Cook renamed the Hawaiian Islands, calling them the Sandwich Islands, for Montagu.
What are the main ingredients on a Cuban sandwich?
turkey, ham, pickles
A traditional Cuban, such as one made in Miami, has pork, ham, cheese and pickles pressed or served at room temperature. Butter and mustard are also options. This sandwich doesn't usually have traditional toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes or mayonnaise.
What are reasons people don't always like to serve sandwiches for dinner?
The meal doesn't have enough vegetables.
Sandwiches are often served with unhealthy sides.
Both answers are correct.
Dinner is the main source of vegetables for most people, and it is hard to get a full serving into a sandwich -- however, be creative. Also, leave off the potato chips or french fries as a side item and serve veggies or fruits to raise your health score.
The story goes that this sandwich was first made in 1939 in Sioux City, Iowa. A cook, named Joe of course, combined ground beef, onions, peppers and ketchup, put it on a hamburger bun and the Sloppy Joe was born.
What is the favorite sandwich of musical legend, Elvis Presley?
fried green tomatoes
fried banana and peanut butter
The King put this sandwich on the map, calling it a "peanut butter and 'nanner" sandwich. You make it by spreading peanut butter on one side, mashing the banana and spreading it on the other slice of bread, and grilling the whole thing in a stick of melted butter.