Is it just me, or isn’t “messy eating” just the best? Don’t you love it when you’re trying to eat something that just dismantles in front of you as you try to take a bite?
Yes, I love it.
I made a traditional “Pepito” sandwich today for lunch. For those of you who don’t know, a “Pepito” is a sandwich in baguette or French bread filled with grilled loin of pork, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo. And of course, if you’re anything like me, you’ll fill the bread until nothing else could be held inside.
Well, the first bite and everything exploded… Mayo everywhere, pork juices everywhere, tomatoes, lettuce… What and mess! But you know what? I loved it!
A lot of people complain about the fact that English people eat too many sandwiches, but the truth is that we also do in Spain! The difference is that the technique has been perfected in Spain, both because of the bread and because of the fillings. The traditional English BLT tastes so much better when made in French bread and the juices from grilling the bacon are added to the bread! But then, we have all kinds of “sausages” like chorizo, salchichón, salami, etc that have only started to enter the British market.
I say give the British a couple more years and the quality of the sandwiches will considerably improve!