26 June 2020

Book Beginning: Sandwich: A Global History by Bee Wilson

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence (or so) of the book we are reading, along with our initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Portable, quick, satisfying, cheap and requiring neither plate nor cutlery, the sandwich is the most universal of all fast food, the archetypal hand-held snack.

Lately I have unearthed quite a few series of small, non-fiction books. "Sandwich" is from one called "Edible" with single-word titles such as: Milk, Pancake, Soup, Spices, Whiskey, and Chocolate. The publisher says:
Edible is a revolutionary new series of books dedicated to food and drink that explores the rich history of cuisine. Each book reveals the global history and culture of one type of food or beverage.

I think this will be perfect for light summer reading, although it might be hunger inducing!


  1. Sounds interesting. I'll have to look for this one as I am a big fan of sandwiches. This week I'm spotlighting Aloha Night by Nalini Singh. Happy reading!

  2. Now I am intrigued! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE HALF SISTER”

  3. And now I am hungry! lol I'm a Brit, I eat sandwiches a lot, I'd love to read this.

    Today I'm featuring You Can’t Catch Me by Catherine McKenzie.

    Happy weekend!!

  4. Hmmmm . . . Sounds interesting. I like books about food. I'll look this up.