Sandwich, czyli kanapka to niezwykle popularna i prosta w przyrządzeniu smaczna przekąska, znana pod różnymi postaciami na całym świecie. Zanim stała się sławna, zajadali się nią angielscy bogacze. Trójkątną kanapkę z kilku warstw chleba wynalazł hrabia John Montagu (1718–1792), brytyjski arystokrata i polityk.
Poznajcie historię narodzin sandwicza.
In 1762 the first written record of the word ‘sandwich’ appeared in the diary of the English author Edward Gibbons, who remembered seeing the wealthiest elite in the country eating ‘a bit of cold meat’ between pieces of bread. Gibbons did not think this was very appropriate behaviour for such men!
The snack was named after the Fourth Earl of Sandwich (an Earl was a wealthy aristocrat, who generally owned a lot of land and had political power). Sandwich was a frequent gambler, and was so addicted to gambling that he would often refuse to stop even to eat meals! To avoid having to stop gambling, the Earl of Sandwich asked the cooks at his gambling club to prepare him a meal consisting of beef between two slices of bread, so that he always had one hand free to play cards and gamble, and his hands wouldn’t become dirty from the meat.
When other men saw what he was eating, they began to order ‘the same as Sandwich!’, and so the sandwich was born – beginning as a snack for some of the wealthiest men in England! It quickly became popular and widespread as a quick and easy food to eat.
- earl – hrabia
- gambling, gambler – hazard, hazardzista
- beef - wołowina
- widespread – rozpowszechnić się
The Sandwich: A Brief History