Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone

Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone

              Man does not live by bread alone.  How true!  Aside from sliced bread or buns or baguettes, he needs condiments to spread on the bread like mayonnaise, butter, catsup or mustard.  Then the fillings such as deli meat, chicken strips, roast beef, cheese, eggs, peanut butter, jelly etc. Next he adds vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes and onions. True enough, he needs a lot of things to make a sandwich for a quick meal. It is not by bread alone does man live.

               Sandwiches are considered light meals which many people take with them in lunch pails or simply wrapped in aluminum foil. Many restaurants also serve a variety of sandwiches.  When the sliced bread was introduced in 1928, sandwiches became more popular.  The BLT, or Bacon, Lettuce and Tomatoes Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich, Tuna Sandwich, Ham and Egg are some of the many sandwiches enjoyed by millions. But the sandwich that has gained popularity around the world is the Clubhouse Sandwich.  It has become a classic. It is my favorite sandwich. 

               The Clubhouse Sandwich was introduced to the public in the late 1800s in Saratoga Springs, New York.  It consists of two layers with the bread cut into four portions and has fillings of bacon, chicken or turkey, lettuce and tomatoes.  Mayonnaise is spread on the bread to add to the flavor. The bread is toasted.  It is usually served with French Fries or potato chips. It is more commonly called Club Sandwich.

               Yesterday, I wanted to make a clubhouse sandwich.  I listed down what I needed: a bottle of Ladies Choice mayonnaise, a Gardenia loaf of bread, Monterey bacon, Magnolia chicken and some lettuce and tomatoes. I made some computation.  It would reach P420 to make a clubhouse sandwich. Taking into account the time and effort needed, and considering, I had a punctured wound on my palm, I dropped what I was doing and mounted my surplus Japanese bike.  I proceeded to the nearest Tropical Hut outlet and ordered a Clubhouse Sandwich with French Fries and Iced Tea.  All for P120 only.


"The odds of going to a store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one." -- E. Bombeck

Mile Hi's Bacon Cheese Burger and Bottomless Iced Tea for P255.  It is served with fries. lettuce, tomatoes, onions and, of course, cheese and bacon. The patty is thick and juicy. Bread is sesame bun.

Mr. Beans Cheeseburger and Fries for P275 at Bag of Beans in Tagaytay City. Brewed Coffee House Blend is for P90.

Mama Chit's Hamburger

Seattle's Best's Clubhouse Sandwich for P195-

Seattle's Best's Big Breakfast Meal for P260-

Hamburger Meal at Tropical Hut for P95-.  It is served with Coffee and Pineapple Juice.

Tropical Hut's Clubhouse Sandwich plus fries and iced tea for P120 only.

Hamper's Corned Beef goes well with buns or pan de sal.  Hamper's Corned Beef was first produced in 1905.
Spam was  introduced in 1937.  During WWII, more than one hundred million pounds of Spam luncheon meat were delivered to Allied Forces. In 1980, the 3 billionth can of Spam was produced.

Skippy Peanut Butter has been in the market since 1933.

High quality tuna products from Greenseas.  Good for Tuna sandwiches.

Footlong Hotdog

Purefoods' Fiesta Ham is pure premium meat.

Kids love Purefoods' Tender Juicy Hotdogs

Purefoods' Ham for your Ham and Egg Sandwich

Cold cuts from Sofitel

Bread and Butter

7-11's Cheese Hotdog for P28-

Fresh Orange Juice

It goes well with your sandwiches.
Matamis na Bao or Coconut Jam

Baguio's Strawberry Jam

For your Roast Beef Sandwich

Gardenia Sliced Bread sold in almost all supermarkets.

Gardenia Sliced Bread is now the most popular sliced bread in the Philippines.

It goes well with Breaded Fish and mayonnaise.

Jamon Iberico and Special Cheese

Zark's Jawbreaker 

Johnny Rockets' Classic Burger

World's meatiest sandwich by Chef Tristan Welch.  It has 40 kinds of meat. (G file)
The most expensive bacon bling sandwich, consisting of "seven rashers of bacon from a rare breed of pig, saffron, sliced truffles, free range egg, water cress, truffle spread, and edible gold dust and gold leaves",  is priced at £150.*

Towering mound of bacon  *

Clubhouse Sandwich served at a restaurant in Paris. *

Most expensive clubhouse sandwich priced at $197.  It is called von Essen Platinum Club Sandwich.  It is served only at Cliveden's  Waldo Restaurant in Berkshire.  Some of its fillings are " Iberico ham, poulet de Bresse, white truffles, quail eggs, semi-dried Italian tomatoes, etc."  *

Most expensive hotdog sandwich.  It has "18 inches of beef frank, moose cheese flown in from Sweden, white truffle butter, whole grain mustard from France and New Hampshire bacon on a Focaccia roll..."  *

Measuring 16 ft and 1 inch, this is the World's Longest Hotdog made by Vienna Beef in Chicago. *

Consuming 69 hotdog sandwiches in 10 minutes, Joey Chestnut wins his 7th Nathan Famous Hotdog Eating Contest Championship. *

* some pics from google