The name of this town in Kent has become associated with a food eaten around the world. What is its name?
The town illustrated in the picture is Sandwich in Kent, Southeast England. It lies on the River Stour and has a population of about 5,000. Sandwich was one of the Cinque Ports, a historic series of coastal towns in Kent, Sussex and Essex. Sandwich still has many original medieval buildings: the view is through its barbican gate.
The town's name came to be connected with the food through the Earl of Sandwich. This Earldom is a 17th-century noble title in the Peerage of England, associated with Sandwich, Kent.
John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, used to order his valet to bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread, and others began to order "the same as Sandwich!" It is commonly said that Lord Sandwich was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards while eating, without using a fork, and without getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his bare hands.
The other answer options also have places associated with them, although the food name did not come from the place name:
- Pie, an unincorporated community in Mingo County, West Virginia
- Bun, Hautes-Pyrénées, a commune of southwestern France
- Burger Point, a cape in Alaska