Breakfast buffet: National sandwich day
November 3rd, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Stuck in the middle with you - November 3 is National Sandwich Day!

Today is an ode to our ultimate lunch-saver, the go-to meal when nothing else will work and the satisfying snacker you can hork down with one hand while driving (not that we'd recommend it). Without sandwiches, we'd be utterly lost, so slap together your favorite stacker and enjoy, whether it be breakfast lunch or dinner.

For a long time, sandwiches were regarded as tavern fare, especially in Europe. During the 1800s, sandwiches skyrocketed in popularity, from a polite society late-night snack amongst the aristocracy to a cheap, fast and portable working class meal amid the Industrial Age. At the same time in America, we were promoting it as an elaborate dinner. Now, sandwiches are the worldwide answer to a quick, satisfying meal.

Everyone has a favorite sandwich, and we'd love to hear about yours! Tell us in the comments below, or discover your new favorite with these five sandwiches from around the world.



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  1. TO MANY COOKS SPOIL THE RECIPIE

    IMAGIMATION AND A LOT OF TLC THATS WHAT MAKES US ALL UNIQUE AND INTERESTING! JUST A SPOON FULL OF SUGAR MAKES THE MEDICINE GO DOWN! WITH THE SADLEY FAST PACED ECONEMY WE DONT HAVE TIME TO PUT THOSE FAMILY RECIPIES TO USE SO WE RELY ON QUICK AND EASY! TRUTH BE TOLD, TIME WELL SPENT OVER HEARTWARMING COMFORT FOODS WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY " PRICELESS"

    November 3, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  2. Jaded

    Grilled cheese on rye bread, made with a combination of pepper jack cheese and American cheese, or with Colby jack cheese and fresh jalapenos. Or ham instead of the jalapenos, with a side of soup (potato or broccoli cheese).

    November 3, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  3. jillmarie

    Toasted cheese! Open face, well-done, usually cheddar, sometimes with tomato. On light Italian bread that has sesame seeds. Yum!

    November 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  4. timmy

    samich samick!lol!

    November 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
  5. pure life

    there is this place near my house that makes the best chicken salad sandwich. The chicken salad has no celery but has almonds and currents. I get it on wheat with lettuce, tomato, onion, s&p and cheese. Great stuff

    November 3, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
  6. theotherWill

    hmm..what a hard question...so many
    Rare roast beef on a good crusty bread with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, sharp cheddar cheese (although sometimes I get swiss) mayo and bit of yellow mustard. Yum

    November 3, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
  7. Truth

    Got to say, that grilled cheese looks awesome!
    Throw on some bacon and you would have the food of the Gods.

    November 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
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