The History of Sandwiches

The sandwich as we know it became popular in England in 1762 by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Montagu had a gambling problem that led him to spend hour’s playing cards. During a very long session, he asked the house cook to bring him something he could eat without leaving the card playing table, and the sandwich was created.

Of course, John Montagu was hardly the first person to think of putting fillings between slices of bread. In fact, it is believed that Montagu first got the idea and inspiration for his “sandwich” when he travelled abroad to the Mediterranean, where Turkish and Greek mezze platters were served. Dips, cheeses, and meats were all “sandwiched” between and on layers of bread.

La Med uses today this historical food culture, transforming the sandwich into a gastronomical delight with tastes, smells and traditional ingredients and flavours of the Mediterranean region brought directly to you with no compromise. Only goodness…….