Today’s Quick Bite

The Sandwich: According to writings from the time, the sandwich got its name from John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, a British nobleman in the 1700s. One story says that he loved playing card games and wouldn’t get up to eat. He’d ask the servants to bring him cold meat between two slices of bread. Then, other folks would ask for “the same as Sandwich!” The other story is that he was such a hard worker (he served in the government) that he’d eat at his desk rather than leave his work.

I like the first story better.








Image By Ollie Palmer. Original image A mezzotint print of the noble earl engraved by Valentine Green, after Johann Zoffany, published 30 August 1774. [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons