Food Reference Source
National Sandwich Day
Facts on Sandwiches
- The most popular sandwich is the plain, ordinary ham sandwich
- The first recorded use of the word ‘Sandwich’ (with a capital S), was in 1762 by Edward Gibbon writing of the Beef Steak Club in London.
- The sandwich is named after John Montagu (1718-92), the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who started a craze for eating beef between two slices of toast.
- The Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) were also named after the 4th Earl of Sandwich in 1778.
- Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches every day
National Dining Car Day
Facts on Dining Cars
- A dining car is also known as a restaurant carriage, also diner is a railroad passenger car that serves food.
- A Dining car serves meals in the manner of a full-service, sit-down restaurant.
- By the mid-1880s, dedicated dining cars were a normal part of long-distance trains.
- The common dining car has a gallery and on the opposite end tables or booth seating on either side of a center aisle.
- Dining cars are less common today but still play a role in passenger railroading, on long-distance trains.
National Lager Day
Facts on Lager
- Lager is a bottom fermented, lightly hoped beer originally brewed in Germany, lager is aged under refrigeration for 6 weeks to 6 months.
- Lager is a type of beer that is fermented and conditioned at low temperatures.
- Lager brewing displaced ale brewing in Bohemia in the period from 1860 to 1870.
- The rise of lager was entwined with the development of refrigeration.
- The most common lager in worldwide production is the pale lager.