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1st Century B.C. -The first recorded sandwich was by the famous rabbi, Hillel the Elder, who lived during the 1st century B.C. He started the Passover custom of sandwiching a mixture of chopped nuts, apples, spices, and wine between two matzohs to eat with bitter herbs. The filling between the matzohs served as a reminder of the suffering of the Jews before their deliverance from Egypt and represented the mortar used by the Jews in their forced labor of constructing Egyptian buildings. Because he was the first known person to do this, and because of his influence and stature in Palestinian Judaism, this practice was added to the Seder and the Hillel Sandwich was named after him.
6th to 16th Century – During the Middle Ages, thick blocks of coarse stale bread called trenchers were used in place of plates. Meats and other foods were piled on top of the bread to be eaten with their fingers and sometimes with the aid of knives. The trenchers, thick and stale, absorbed the juice, the grease, and the sauces. At the end of the meal, one either ate the trencher or, if hunger had been satisfied, tossed the gravy-soaked bread to their dogs or given as alms to less fortunate or poor human. Alms were clothing, food, or money that is given to poor people: In the past, people thought it was their religious duty to give alms to the poor. Trenchers were clearly the forerunner of our open-face sandwiches.(whatscookingamerica.net)
The Rockin Rueben or Sandwich of your choice
Sandwiches are a staple that us Americans love to enjoy. Funny thing is not every culture even knows what it is or even how to eat one.
It can be mysterious, spooky, and a riddle to the mind.
I remember some years back when I took my wife out to get a sandwich and she had no idea how to hold a sandwich or even the proper biting styles.
All the meat and fixings kept falling out and I had to show her how to hold it. She is better now but still lacks that finesse of someone born and raised eating sandwiches and burgers.
I also saw a documentary where some tribal people in a foreign country were given hamburgers for the 1st time.
Meat between bread nearly blew their minds. You can check out that video here.
Today we’ll talk about this new found heavenly location of delight and sustenance called The Sandwich Spot...
Let’s talk about it…
So it’s lunch time and I am in the mood for something hearty.
Nothing succeeds these checkboxes but a fat juicy sandwich!
My wife searches and finds a popular joint about 5 minutes away.
We arrive to a long of people with drooling mouths and twitching fingers, ready to get their hands on The Sandwich Spot experience.
They have all kinds of unique names for all of the sandwiches like The Tres Amigos, The Big Saucy and even The HogFather.
I ordered The Rockin Reuben which is described as Hot Pastrami,Sourkraut,Swiss Cheese, with 1000 Island dressing.
The other awesome news is that they had a special on corned beef since it was the day after St. Patrick’s Day so they gave me half and half.
I take a seat and grab this masterpiece for the first bite..
The pastrami and corned beef has a volcano eruption flavor that bursts in my mouth!
The combination of the thousand island and saurkrawt just make this the perfect combo that cannot be compromised.
My adrenaline kicks in and now I’m into lion attack mode.
Moaning and biting with full force! Sauce on the sides of my face like fresh blood from my hunted kill.
Bite after bite..Moan after moan. .
Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!
Eating is an enjoyable way of life. Live it..Learn it..Love it!
Trevis Dampier Sr.
History of Sandwiches – America’s Favorite Sandwiches Retrieved from http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/SandwichHistory.htm