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Monday Night Owls - 26 March 2018 - the history behind American sandwiches
We read part of an article about why certain sandwiches became so popular in the US:
Vocabulary Top 10:
chow mein - a combination of meat, mushrooms, and vegetables with fried noodles that is served in Chinese restaurants in the U.S.
impulse - a sudden strong desire to do something
relish - a savoury seasoned sauce that is used to add flavor to other foods and that is made of chopped fruit or vegetables
patronize - to be a frequent or regular customer or user of (a place)
patron - a person who buys the goods or uses the services of a business, library, etc.
saloon - a place where alcoholic drinks are served, especially such a place in the western U.S. during the 19th century
shellfish - an animal (such as a crab or an oyster) that has a hard outer shell and that lives in water
affordable - to be able to pay for (something)
rye bread - bread that is made from rye flour (rye = a type of grass that is grown as a grain and used to make flour or whiskey)
five-and-dime - a store that sells inexpensive things
Have you tried any of these sandwiches before?
What is your favourite kind of sandwich?