We Brits do have a tendency to celebrate the most bizarre things, and even go as far as attributing commemoration days and weeks to them.
Here are some of my personal favourites:
January 16th - Appreciate a Dragon Day
February 5th - National Shower With a Friend Day
May 14th - National Dance Like a Chicken Day
September 16th - Collect Rocks Day
November 4th - Common Sense Day
December 16th - Chocolate Covered Anything Day
Given my enjoyment of all things ridiculous, imagine my delight when I found out that this week is British Sandwich Week! What could be more fundamentally British than celebrating one of the most versatile English creations; the humble sarnie?
According to history, an 18th century aristocrat, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, asked his valet to bring him some meat between two slices of bread. His contemporaries beheld his creation and started asking for ‘the same as Sandwich’. Brilliant.
The great thing about the sarnie is that anything slapped between two slices of bread can be termed a sandwich, and the only limit to what you can create is your imagination… and possibly physics.
In 2018, the most popular sandwich filling was bacon, which knocked chicken off the top spot it had held for a number of years.
As a nation, we spend £3 billion annually on sandwiches.
You can find out more about British Sandwich Week by visiting www.britishsandwichweek.com
We hope you have enjoyed these mouthwatering pictures of some of the sandwich photoshoots we have done for our clients.
Food Photographer: Tom Davies, Lead Photographer, Full Steam Pictures.
Written by: Kate Davies, Media Manager, Full Steam Pictures.