"Too few people understand a really good sandwich."
"I dined at the Cocoa Tree....That respectable body affords every evening a sight truly English. Twenty or thirty of the first men in the kingdom....supping at little tables....upon a bit of cold meat, or a Sandwich."
Edward Gibbon, historian
The first written record of the word 'sandwich', from Edward Gibbons Journal, 11/24/1762
“There are sandwich shops in New York which offer the nobility and gentry a choice of no less than 100 different sandwiches, all of them alluring and some of them downright masterpieces.”
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)
"It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms."
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., American diplomat
"Do not make a stingy sandwich; Pile the cold cuts high. Customers should see salami coming through the rye."
Alan Sherman, 'Sandwiches'
”America is a confirmed sandwich nation. Everywhere you go you find sandwich stands, sandwich shops, and nine out of ten people seem to stick to the sandwich-and-glass-of-milk or cup-of-coffee luncheon.”
James Beard (1903-1985)
“He added that a Frenchman in the train had given him a great sandwich that so stank of garlic that he had been inclined to throw it at the fellow's head.”
Ford Madox Ford. ‘Provence’ (1935)
“When I was a boy there were only three kinds of sandwiches in common use - the ham, the chicken and the Swiss cheese. Others, to be sure, existed, but it was only as oddities. Even the club sandwich was a rarity, and in most eating-houses it was unobtainable. The great majority of people stuck to the ham and the Swiss cheese, with the chicken for feast days and the anniversaries of historic battles.”
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)
“My favorite sandwich is peanut butter, baloney, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and mayonnaise on toasted bread with catsup on the side.”
Hubert H. Humphrey (former Senator from Minnesota)
“I've got brown sandwiches and green sandwiches - it's either very new cheese or very old meat.”
Oscar Madison in 'The Odd Couple' by Neil Simon (Paramount Pictures, 1968)
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