Today is National Sandwich Day. Of course, the story goes that, sometime in 18th Century England, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, couldn't be bothered to leave the gambling tables, so he instructed his servants to bring him slices of meat between two pieces of bread, and the name stuck. Here in Kentucky, we've introduced two amazing sandwiches to the world.
There's the Benedictine and Bacon, the perfect mix of salty and sweet, hearty and light. It's a real-world interpretation of Jennie Benedict's tea-sandwich favorite, and it makes the perfect lunch around Derby time.
And then, there's the Hot Brown, the sandwich created to serve famished flappers at late-night dances. The same recipe that the Brown Hotel has used since for nearly a century, and the most lovely way to use Thanksgiving leftovers.
We'd love to hear from y'all -- what is your favorite Kentucky sandwich?