The club sandwich. Let's talk about it.
The basics: toasted bread, toothpicks, bacon, turkey, mayo. The history: supposedly the club sandwich dates back to the late 19th century in America at the very same gentlemen's gambling house that brought the world the potato chip. No joke. According to What's Cooking America:
The name probably comes because of its popularity at resorts and country clubs. It definitely existed in the United States by the late 19th century. The Club Sandwich was the favorite of former King Edward VIII of England and his wife, Wallis Simpson.Eater readers, do you fancy yourselves Texas-style Kings Edward? Can you let your fellows know where to get the best club sandwiches in town? Might you warn them away from club sandwiches of lesser quality?
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