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Culinary Inventions

Isn't it hard to think of a world without sandwiches and ice cream cones? I mean I can hardly imagine a world without my cell phone or macbook let alone everyday food staples and lazy summer Sunday favorites. Wondering why I'm wondering about this? Well on today's date in 1792, John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich, yes the guy who invented the sandwich, died (that's him pictured at right, what a looker!). It is believed that he wanted a quick meal that he could eat in one hand (he needed the other to hold his cards) during his gambling sessions. Also on April 30, the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair opened and everyone knows that is where ice cream cones were created. Oh and I know how much you love donuts, the first Dunkin Donuts opened today on my birth year in 1981.

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partysugar partysugar 10 years
Mandiesoh: ice cream cones were invented at the world's fair in St. Louis. Ice cream itself is much older and it's believed to be based off of something the Chinese called ice milk.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
:? i read some where that ice cream was first invented in China!!! so which is true?
aflower aflower 10 years
sandwiches = my favorite food. so versatile. on a lighter note-looks like party and i were born in the same great year.
SU3 SU3 10 years
Very interesting!
xo_verity xo_verity 10 years
Yay to him for making the worlds greatest wonder!
haze1nut haze1nut 10 years
was he really the first? i would figure he just named it :P but yay for sammies!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
can you imagin a world without sandwiches?! what would be in the kiddies lunch boxes? no PB&J?! Sandwiches are a part of my life when it comes to on the go snacks. so, hats off to you John Montague! :D
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