Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fiction Sandwich

I'm very happy that Eric Forbes picked up a piece from this blog, my heart-felt guide to reading while eating, and published it in Quill magazine.

I still get angry with the ridiculous, overstuffed things the restaurants here claim are "sandwiches". I tell you, the Earl of Sandwich would turn in his grave.'




Above : an unacceptable "sandwich" for a reader

If the filling falls out, if substances ooze, if you can't get a good grip of it in one hand, or your mouth around it easily, then, it isn't worthy of the name and you should send it back to the kitchen with the superfluous knife and fork.

9 comments:

Amir Muhammad said...

Reminds me of that bit from "Blackadder", when trying to recreate Dr. Johnson's dictionary:

Blackadder: Get me some meat between two slices of bread.

Baldrick: You mean the kind that Gerald, Lord Sandwich likes to have?

Blackadder: Yes, yes, get me a couple of Geralds.

Anonymous said...

Then you should like McDonald's burgers when you read...because, despite the luscious photos of their juicy massive burgers, in reality they are the size and dryness of a decrepit crone's shrivelled tits when you have one (or two or three) in your hand...

:-)

Poppadumdum

saras said...

Poor decrepit crone!

saras

gnute said...

The overstuffed sandwich is a global phenomenon. I don't get it either! Gimme one of those Ipoh Club sandwiches any day. Yum.

bibliobibuli said...

maybe we should start the international campaign for the real sandwich??

Anonymous said...

The overstuffed sandwich is an *American* phenomenon, exported to/imposed upon the rest of the world. It's taking over just like Coca Cola and McDonalds did. You have to dislocate your jaw to eat one of those bloody things. Down with the overstuffed sandwich, I say! Bring back the true sandwich, yes, the Ipoh Club, government rest-house, FMS sandwich, call it by whatever name you choose, but bring it back!

-- Preeta

Eliza said...

Coincidentally, Sharon, I've been trying to find a decent sandwich, salad, and soup joint that's relatively quiet and lends itself to readers (and maybe some blogsurfing). Unfortunately, there's none in Putrajaya (where I work) and can't seem to find any in other locations either. Good idea for a food biz eh?

bibliobibuli said...

yes there is. readers sandwiches with fictional filling.

Sam Jordison said...

I quite agree about the over-stuffed sandwiches. A menace. Bad for you. Bad for books. Bad for bread.