It was called "Britain's biggest contribution to gastronomy" by the Wall Street Journal.
Today, in part 4 of our mini-series on British food, we're looking at the sandwich, the story behind it, why it is so important for people in Britain, and how it reached such an iconic status.
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- Earl of Sandwich (and his gambling problem)
- Did the Earl of Sandwich really invent the sandwich?
- Growth of sandwich eating in the UK
- Invention #1 - sliced bread
- Invention #2 - pre-packed sandwiches
- Science of sandwich making
- Sandwiches in the USA (and why they didn't adopt sandwiches immediately)
- My favourite sandwich
- Conclusion of British food mini-series
List of notable sandwiches: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sandwiches
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