Why the world loves a sandwich : The Guardian
“It sums up the way we often approach sandwiches in the UK though, as if they’re a second-rate option to fall back on when we can’t think of anything better. We’re supposedly a nation of sandwich lovers. We had an Earl who put his name to the damn things (although he didn’t invent them, as is often claimed – apparently, that was Rabbi Hillel the Elder), yet we’re put to shame by countries such as Mexico, the US and India who really know how to celebrate their sangers…There’s a sandwich for every situation, then, and a sandwich for every taste.”
Looking beyond London, her hometown and the focus of her blog, The London Review of Sandwiches, Graves referenced the spiced Indian vada pav, the Portuguese francesinha and the Mexican pambazo, among other traditional options. She also shone a spotlight on lesser-known creations, such as the ramen burger bap. Revisit our essay on Sandwiches for more inspiration.