A portable finger food in the Western world, though over time it has become prevalent worldwide.Thrilling fillings and tasty toppings for your bread, wraps, baps and buns. 

Sandwich, in its basic form, slices of meat, cheese, or other food placed between two slices of bread. Although this mode of consumption must be as old as meat and bread, the name was adopted only in the 18th century for John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich. According to an often-cited account from a contemporary French travel book, Sandwich had sliced meat and bread brought to him at the gaming table on one occasion so that he could continue to play as he ate; it seems more likely, however, that he ate these sandwiches as he worked at his desk or that the world became aware of them when he requested them in London society. His title lent the preparation cachet, and soon it was fashionable to serve sandwiches on the European continent, and the word was incorporated into the French language . Since that time the sandwich has been incorporated into virtually every cuisine of the West by virtue of its simplicity of preparation, portability, and endless variety.

Any type of roll or bread and any type of food that can be conveniently so eaten can go into a sandwich, hot or cold. British tea sandwiches are made with thin-cut bread filled with fish paste, cucumber, watercress, or tomato. Scandinavian smorrebrod are served open-faced, with artfully composed toppings of fish, sliced meats, and salads. In France, hollowed-out rolls are a popular base. The United States contributed elaborate sandwich formulas, two of the most successful being the club sandwich of sliced chicken or turkey, bacon, letture, and tomato, and the Reuben sandwich of corned beef, Swiee cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing served grilled on black bread. Hot sandwiches, notably the ubiquitous hamburger on a bun, are a staple of the American diet, and the peanut butter and jelly sandwich is the mainstay of the American schoolchild.

Pan-fried Camembert Sandwich

Pan-fried Camembert Sandwich

A toasted cheese sandwich that is anything but ordinary – oozing with camembert and topped with cranberry sauce to give it a Christmas kick. Ingredient 2 thick slices of white bread wedge of camembert or brie (about 85g/3oz) a spoonful of cranberry sauce a few drops...

Egg in the Hole Bacon Sandwich

Egg in the Hole Bacon Sandwich

Who says fillings have to be on the inside? An old favourite is given a modern twist in this egg and bacon sandwich as the egg is served within the bread. Ingredients oil, for frying 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon 2 thick slices sourdough   1 tbsp mayonnaise 1 small...

Club Sandwich

Club Sandwich

This layered sandwich, a favourite of gastro-pubs across the country, makes a tasty meal for one. Ingredient4 rashers streaky bacon3 slices white bread1 tbsp mayonnaise1 hard-boiled egg, sliced1 tomato, slicedfew thick slices chicken or turkey breastsmall handful...