Friday, April 13, 2012
The Theda Bara Sandwich
The answer appears to be that the sandwich was once well known, according to an article in the Manchester (England) Guardian by Kira Cochrane. It was of "minced ham, mayonnaise, sliced pimento and sweet pickles on toast--served warm." I have not, however, found any confirmation beyond a few other online squiggles which, like Ms. Cochrane's piece, have no citations. Still, the article suggests that the Theda Bara sandwich was probably also munched on in cafes far from the banks of the Snake River, as well as that the ingredients were easily procurable, even in places as wild and wooly as Huntington. I remain curious about the Pearl of Cream; bubble tea, perhaps?