Legend has it that sandwiches were invented by John Montague, the Earl of Sandwich, in England in 1765. He was a British statesman who often ate at his desk.
The first reference to sandwiches in America is in the cookbook Directions for Cookery by Eliza Leslie (1836). The cookbook included a recipe for a ham sandwich.
Sandwiches truly became popular in the United States in the 1900's, with the invention of sliced bread. (See my earlier post about the history of sliced bread - 1928 in the United States).
With all that said, what is your favorite sandwich? Although I love a good veggie sub, I will admit that my all time favorite sandwich is still peanut butter and honey on whole wheat bread (the peanut butter and honey must be blended, not just spread on bread). Let me know YOUR favorite in the comments, below.