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Neolithic cave art shows inventor of sandwich

The 18th century's John Montagu, Fourth Earl of Sandwich gets the credit, but as we now know the sandwich was probably invented no more than five or ten minutes after the appearance of bread.A recent poll taken by my Food for Thought pard Nancy Lesonshowed that when it comes to sandwiches the Seattle area offers plenty of choice – and not a little controversy among serious sandwichistas.  

In this Food for Thought we talk about that, and about our favorite sandwiches to make at home.  As it turns out our tastes are pretty pedestrian.  Cream cheese and olive for me, grilled cheese for Nancy.

How about you?  Post below.  And please try not to vilify those who disagree.  Mere understated contempt is so much more effective.

"Enjoy every sandwich."

 – Warren Zevon





Dick Stein joined KNKX in January 1992. He retired in 2020 after three decades on air. During his storied radio career, he hosted the morning jazz show, co-hosted and produced "Food for Thought" with Nancy Leson and wrote and directed the Jimmy Jazzoid live radio musical comedies and 100 episodes of Jazz Kitchen.