It’s hard to imagine where we would be without sandwiches. This popular meal staple can be put together with just about any diversity of ingredients you can imagine, and are loved by people all over the world. It’s difficult for us to say just how long the sandwich has been around for, with some speculating that they were being eaten thousands of years ago. However, we know that they didn’t really gain popularity until at least the 18th century. Since then, it’s clear that people can’t get enough of them! But what it is that makes a couple pieces of bread with some filling so irresistible to so many people? Here are four reasons people love a good sandwich!
The lifestyle of human’s today is far different from what it was 500 years ago, or actually 50 years ago! Rarely will you find families sitting around at a table for a meal. People now have a very tightly packed schedule and often lengthy commutes to work. This has made the desire for convenience food larger than it’s ever been, and sandwiches here represent the perfect food for convenience. This is because they don’t require special utensils or a plate. A sandwich can be eaten in the car or easily stored in a lunchbox/cooler.
One of the most central reasons for the popularity of the sandwich is that there is an entirely unlimited variety of fillings available. At Lauren’s Catering, for example, we have up to 30 different fillings for you to choose from! Think of the mind-boggling number of ingredients you can use to make a sandwich; from brie, apple, to egg, tuna, prawns, chicken and so much more.
The fact you can subtract and add any ingredient you want from any sandwich also makes them one of the easiest dishes to properly customise. Some people have even come up with some bizarre combinations that are still remembered even now; Elvis Presley famously popularised the peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich! This ability to customise in such a short space of time and with whatever combination of ingredients you want makes sandwiches a certified hit.
When it really comes down to it, one of the most important reasons why people love sandwiches is that they are firmly associated with comfort catering and food. Since comfort food is usually nostalgic, and most people often grow up eating sandwiches and taking them to school, sandwiches firmly fall into the category of comfort food. Comfort food can be a satisfying and rich meal such as a homemade spaghetti bolognaise or beef stew, or it can be something as simple as a sandwich. Although someone’s tastes may have evolved beyond the basic peanut butter and jam or ham and cheese since childhood, people often still associate the sandwich with fond memories from childhood.
If you are looking for a reliable buffet caterer to provide you with delicious and exciting food for your Jubilee party, look no further than Lauren’s Catering.
We are a family run firm and have been catering for the people of Gloucester for over 25 years, so you may well know us already. We are incredibly talented when it comes to cooking up a variety of tasty food. We take pride in delivering a service that leaves our customers feeling best pleased! When it comes to catering, we understand that the customer is always king. So we have included as much variety in our sandwich options as we can!