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An Ode To The Overpriced Sandwich

From schoolyard staple to fine dining favourite. How exactly did the humble sanga become a $15 dish?

By Sarah Bristow

Luxury

From schoolyard staple to fine dining favourite. How exactly did the humble sanga become a $15 dish?

By Sarah Bristow

The sandwich would surely be the edible equivalent of jeans and a white t-shirt. And just as the old adage tells us “the classics never die”. The humble bread dish is only now hitting its stride, making itself as much a favourite in the schoolyard as it is served on the porcelain plates of Australia’s best restaurants.

While it’s long been an American favourite, the sandwich is in fact British. The Wall Street Journal went so far as to describe it as Britain’s “biggest contribution to gastronomy” (compliment or insult, we’re not quite sure either). Rumour has it the sandwich was first created for the Earl of Sandwich in the late 18th Century as a way to maintain his sustenance during a 24-hour marathon at the gaming table.

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