I’ve discovered that lunch at one’s work station needn’t be a boring affair. I was contemplating what to have for lunch the other day when one of my close friends came along with a whole lot of soup packets – I was really spoilt for choice and picked one of them. It was a spicy soup – much enjoyed.
She also offered me half of her tuna sandwich. At first I said I didn’t really fancy having bread and thanked her for her kind offer. After a few minutes, I changed my mind and asked if the offer was still open. She said it was and handed me one half. I accepted it so thankful as it complemented our cups of soup.
As I gratefully bit into the sumptuous looking sandwich my palate was shocked at the luxury of this tuna sandwich. It was the tastiest, mouth-watering tuna sandwich I’ve ever had the fortune to sink my teeth into.
What a great lunchtime that turned out to be. There sitting at my desk munching on the yummiest tuna sandwich ever made. We chatted happily and I complimented her for such a wonderful, delicious tuna sandwich. She told me what was in it. I do think there is a secret ingredient! I said to my dear friend that she should think seriously about opening a tuna sandwich shop because the one she made was the best a tuna sandwich should be. An encounter, most delicious (Mr Hercule Poirot would have said).
In the past couple of days when I thought about my dear friend’s lovely tuna sandwich, I wondered who discovered the art of sandwich or sandwiches. What interesting history is there to discover about the sandwich – a delicious morsel that has made millionaires out of enterprising people in England and across the Atlantic.