Slap On The Ham And Make Sandwich Art

I don't think there's a person alive that doesn't like sandwiches. Soft fluffy bread, any kind of meat that you want and the toppings - there's so many to choose from! I bet you're wondering how long sandwiches have been around? Okay, I'll tell you.

The first recorded sandwich was by a rabbi named Hillel the Elder, during the 1st century B.C. He took a mixture of chopped nuts, apples, spices and wine between two matzohs and ate it with bitter herbs.

In the Middle Ages, trenchers (coarse stale bread shaped into thick blocks) were used in place of plates. Meat and other various foods were piled on top of the bread and the trenchers absorbed the juice and sauces from the food. Once a person was done, they either ate the trencher or if they were full they tossed it to the dogs or to people less fortunate.

Today, sandwiches have evolved into this form known as sandwich art. Check out these cool designs of people playing with their food instead of eating it.

Ahh, the wonders of processed meat. Maybe if the cafeteria ladies made these in school I would have enjoying showing up to class every day. Instead I had the pathetic little peanut butter sandwich I made that had holes in the bread from me spreading the peanut butter too hard. I bet I could make one of these now, though.

Has anyone tried making cool sandwich art like this?

Thanks to Gloria Campos for the tip!

Sources: jibjab, whatscookingamerica

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Jul 3, 2008
by M Dee Dubroff
M Dee Dubroff's picture

sandwich art

Truly hysterical!

Great post!

You left out the Earl of Sandwich who gave the dish its name, but I never knew about its earlier history.

Very funny pictures too.

Thanks for the fun and information too!


Yours in Words,

M Dee Dubroff