Celebrate National Sandwich Day with an Internationally Inspired Lunch!

Today is National Sandwich Day, which coincides, with the birthday of 18th century English noble, John Montagu, who was the fourth Earl of Sandwich. Today’s popular lunch choice got its name as a result of a 24-hour gambling event, during which Montagu instructed his servants to bring him his meat between two slices of bread so that he could continue his card game and eat his lunch without getting his hands greasy. What a concept!

In celebration, chow down your favorite sandwich today! Or, go global and kick up your traditional ham and American cheese with a swap for the French style croque monsieur, munch on an Italian-style tomato, basil, mozzarella panino, or perhaps try a delicious Vietnamese Bánh mì sandwich. Visit one of my favorite recipe sites, where I’ve pre-searched all the sandwich recipes for you. Try one inspired by another part of the world for something slightly different on National Sandwich Day. Bon Appetit!

What’s your favorite sandwich or lunch food you’ve eaten around the world?

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.