Personally, I think sandwiches are a work of genius, and if I were ever to invent a time machine, one of the first things I would do is to travel back to the eighteenth century and give the Earl of Sandwich a big smooch.
But seeing as there are only a few days left to Christmas, a.k.a biggest stuff your face-athon of the year (catchy, I know), I thought I would be really generous, and, in the festive spirit of giving, give you the best sandwich-related advice I have: BUY THIS SANDWICH. It's from Tesco so it's easy enough to come by.
Comprised of succulent slices of British beef, a richly tart caramelised onion chutney, Stilton mayonnaise and a rocket salad, all between two pieces of soft wholemeal bread, this is the best embodiment of winter in a sandwich I have ever come across (yes, even more so than all those turkey and cranberry numbers. Generic, if you ask me...)
So what is it that makes this sarnie so beautiful? I think the answer is threefold; firstly, they have chosen their ingredients carefully and sourced them well, making a truly winning combination in every bite. Secondly, they pack this sandwich full. And I mean full - it takes a sufficiently large gob to get your mouth round it, which I love. Lastly, the Stilton mayonnaise is just sublime - Stilton is probably my favourite cheese anyway, and Tesco really don't hold back. None of that wimpy "only a little bit, it's strong!" nonsense, Tesco puts great big lumps of it in their mayonnaise, so the result is both strong and creamy.
Best of British flavours? Certainly. Truly a winter sandwich masterpiece.