Who is the Earl of Sandwich? E-Z Quiz
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the Who is the Earl of Sandwich?
Food & Drink FUN Trivia E-Z Quiz.
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1) It was originally a piece of stale bread, cut
into a square shape by a carver, and used as a plate, upon which the
food could be placed before being eaten. At the end of the
meal, it could be eaten with sauce, but was more frequently given as
alms to the poor. Later it evolved into a small plate of metal
or wood. People used this utensil to eat the many stews and
porridges that made up their daily diet.
What was a type of tableware, commonly
used in medieval cuisine.
2) Immediate cultural precursor with a direct
connection to the English sandwich was to be found in the
Netherlands of the 17th century, where the naturalist John Ray
observed that in the taverns beef hung from the rafters "which they
cut into thin slices and eat with bread and butter laying the slices
upon the butter"— explanatory specifications that reveal the Dutch
belegde broodje was as yet unfamiliar in England.
3) The first written usage of the English word
appeared in his journal, in longhand, referring to "bits of cold
meat" as a "Sandwich".
Who wrote the journal?
4) Who was it named for?
Solomon H. Katz
5) It was named after the 4th Earl of Sandwich, an
18th-century English aristocrat, although he was neither the
inventor nor sustainer of the food. It is said that he ordered
his valet to bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread, and
because he also happened to be the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, others
began to order "the same as Sandwich!"
6) It is said that Lord Sandwich was fond of this
form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards while
eating without getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his
What is suppose
to be his favorite card game?
7) The sober alternative is provided by Sandwich's
biographer, who suggests Sandwich's commitments to the navy, to
politics and the arts mean the first sandwich was more likely to
have been consumed at his desk.
WHO was the biographer?
N. A. M. Rodger
8) It is also possible that Sandwich's Grisons
Republic born brother-in-law, taught him about sandwiches. The
Grisons is known for its dried meat, Bündnerfleisch, while its then
subject territory the Valtelline, where he also grew up, is known
Who was his
Jerome de Salis
9) Captain James Cook named on his charts the
Sandwich Islands, which had its first European landing by Cook's
expedition in 1778.
the Sandwich Islands known as today?
10) He becomes First Lord of the Admiralty the
second time during the American Revolutionary War.