Blog: Overfed in America

Catherine Sleep | 3 October 2005

You may have heard of the British comedian Dave Gorman. He’s on a 96-date tour of the US at the moment, reporting back for the weekly travel section of the Guardian newspaper. This weekend’s filing focused on the supersized sandwiches commonly served in the US.

He reckons you need a dislocatable jaw to do them justice. I’ve noticed this trend here too. What starts out as an impressively constructed sandwich more often ends up as a pile of stuff on your plate that just happens to include two slices of bread.

Going, going.... gone


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