The sandwich is typically lord of both the lunchbox and the typical picnic…which is appropriate because the modern “sandwich” as we know it was actually named after the real Lord Sandwich.
Supposedly Lord Sandwich, a very conversant gambler, would ask his servants to bring him a piece of salt beef between two slices of toasted bread during his long hours playing at the card table…when he refused to take the time to actually sit down and have an actual meal.
Soon others that gambled at the tables with Lord Sandwich would also order “the same as Sandwich”, and thus the “sandwich” as we know became standard fare.
Today these “sandwiches” are probably the most iconic of both picnic and lunch foods, and here are a few suggestions for your next perfect picnic…or lunch.
Farmer’s Lunch Sandwich…The Kitchn
Herbed Cucumber Radish Tea Sandwiches…Serious Eats
The Best Egg Salad Sandwich…Serious Eats