Branston: the perfect condiment for a British sarnie
Status: food for everyone
My nephew Luke makes a sandwich to take to work stuffed to the gunnels and calls it a ‘Man-wich’. If you apply Kipling’s poem ‘If’, then his sandwich is a ‘man of a meal’. A sandwich is the sort of food that can ‘walk with Kings and not lose it’s common touch’, in short the sandwich truly is the best thing since sliced bread!
Food is an evocative force. It brings back memories and takes us to places and holiday destinations once visited and returned to through flavours. It reminds us of childhood parties and jam sandwiches and of moments of endurance in having to eat at least one sandwich before we could start on our Sunday cakes at afternoon teatimes! For most it will be the sandwich that we took to school and others the food lovingly prepared for us to take to work by our mothers or partners.
How the sandwich has changed
When I was young the most exciting a sandwich got was Shipman’s paste. A salmon sandwich was so far beyond my realms of understanding that it might as well have been reserved for Royalty. Today the world of the sandwich seems to be endless – our restaurants serve local, regional and international breads and fillings opening the doors to a culinary global tour.
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What’s your favourite? In this British Sandwich week, why not take a photo and post it to my blog and let’s see which sandwich rules!