A Word On Food: French Dip Sandwiches

Though the origin has been disputed many say it went down this way. 

“The year was 1918, and as Andrew Binder tells it, “Philippe Mathieu was making a sandwich, and the roll fell into the pan drippings of some beef. A customer (supposedly a police officer) was in a rush and said he would take it that way. After bringing it to the precinct and enjoying it, he came back with some friends and requested that Mathieu dip the sandwiches.” Things evolved and in time customers could order their sandwiches single-dipped, where just the top piece of bread is soaked; double-dipped, with both pieces soaked; or wet: fully dunked. 


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