Why food on this monumentally almost palindromic date? (really it's 11/11/11)  Well, for me I have proclaimed 2011 to be a new year of life, love and creative expression. And what better way to showcase the ultimate creative expression of food than a sandwich? A world wide phenomenon that is as diverse as insects, which in fact happen to be the most diverse organism on earth. And does food not provide sustenance and growth? So this Life Still is a tribute to the awesomeness of not only the sandwich, but to food and all that it can bring.

And because I'm a word nerd, here is an excerpt from the Sandwich's Wiki page on the etymological history of the word Sandwich.   (Notice I made the Sandwich a proper noun and capitalized it? I mean it does have its own Wiki page!)  For those that don't want or have the energy to read the passage, basically it was named after a guy named John who was the fourth earl of Sandwich, and one day he ordered meat between two pieces of bread and because people like to follow people who are of the important elite, they too started to order the Sandwich, by saying "the same as Sandwich!" And for you infovores, here's a link to the timeline of the 4th Earl of Sandwich.


The first written usage of the English word appeared in Edward Gibbon's journal, in longhand, referring to "bits of cold meat" as a 'Sandwich'.[6] It was named after John Montagu, 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 Montagu also happened to be the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, others began to order "the same as Sandwich!"[3] It is said that Lord Sandwich was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards, particularly cribbage, while eating without getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his bare hands.[3]
The rumour in its familiar form appeared in Pierre-Jean Grosley's Londres (Neichatel, 1770), translated as A Tour to London 1772;[7] Grosley's impressions had been formed during a year in London, 1765. The sober alternative is provided by Sandwich's biographer, N. A. M. Rodger, 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.
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