I love most things about America-land, I really do. But without beating around the bush, I absolutely LOATHE the sandwiches here. This is what many 'normal' American sandwiches look like:
Perhaps the meat quantity in the US is to disguise the taste of the bread. Brits want to taste the bread, it's equally as important as the filling. A favorite sandwich back home is prawn cocktail, either on bread or in a baguette. Prawns in America are called shrimp and a shrimp cocktail sauce here is
bright red and slightly spicy. It's pretty good, but it's not British prawn
cocktail, which is prawns mixed in a creamy, tangy sauce. Baguettes are not and should never be soft, America. You should never, ever be
able to bend a baguette. If you can, you should stop what you're doing and immediately run for the
I miss British sandwich menus too. It's mostly the same old, same old here - reuben, turkey, ham, blah blah blah. ALL PILED HIGH WITH MEAT. I would love to be able to order a chicken tikka sandwich, a coronation chicken sandwich, any variation of flavorful British cheese with pickle, or even some tasty meat - just not in a huge pile (don't mention mad cow please)!
Anyway, as always people, this blog is written mostly tongue in cheek, so please don't be offended! I do have a favorite sandwich place here called Jimmy Johns which has just the right amount of meat and tastes delicious, so it's not all bad :) Our Scottish vacation date is drawing closer, and it's safe to say that we will be out and about a lot, sampling delicious sandwiches all over the Highlands. I really can't wait! Prepare to be bored to tears with millions of food photos when we return :) Till next time...!