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The term “sandwich” was first used in eighteenth century England at a gentleman’s gaming club in London, and appeared in a newspaper article about John Montague, the fourth Earl of Sandwich. The Earl was a hardcore gambler who would sit for long hours at the tables refusing to leave to eat and drink. His valet would bring him snacks of meat and cheese between two pieces of bread so he could continue to play cards with one hand while eating with the other. These spicy sandwich recipes were developed by Nancy Gerlach, food editor emeritus of the SuperSite, and my coauthor of ten books. Nancy is now retired and is living with her husband Jeff in Chelem, Yucatan, but you can make her sandwiches in the article, here.