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Sandwiches And Burgers
A sandwich is a food item more often than not consisting of two or more slices of bread with one or more fillings between them or one slice of bread which has a topping or toppings, generally called an open sandwich (see below). Sandwiches are a widely popular form of lunch food, commonly taken to work, school or picnics to be eaten as part of a packed lunch. They generally contain a combination of salad vegetables, meat, cheese and a variety of sauces. The bread can be utilized as is or it can be coated with oil, mustard or other condiments to enhance flavour and texture. They are widely sold in restaurants and cafes.
Open sandwich is the common, traditional sandwich type in the Nordic countries, Estonia, the Netherlands, Lithuania and Latvia, where it is typically eaten at breakfast, as lunch or other meal.
The Scandinavian open sandwich (Danish: smørrebrød, Norwegian: smørbrød, Swedish: smörgås) consists of one piece of buttered bread, often whole-grain rye bread (Danish: rugbrød, Swedish: rågbröd), topped with, for example, cold steak, shrimps, smoked salmon, caviar, hard boiled eggs, bacon, herring, fish fillets, liver pâté (Danish: leverpostej, Norwegian: leverpostei Swedish: leverpastej) and/or small meatballs. This is usually complemented by some herbs and vegetables such as parsley, cold salad, thinly sliced cucumber, tomato wedges and/or pickled beets etc on the same slice of bread. A condiment, such as mayonnaise or mayonnaise-based dressing is also frequently included in some form. An old traditional replacement for butter on a piece of bread with herring is pig fat. There are many variations related to the smørrebrød / smørbrød / smörgås and there are even special stores, cafés and restaurants (especially in Denmark) that specialize in them.
A hamburger or burger for short is really a sandwich consisting of a cooked patty of ground meat, (usually beef, but occasionally pork, turkey or a mixture of meats) placed between two buns. Hamburgers tend to be served with lettuce, bacon, tomato, onion, pickles, cheese and condiments such as mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup and relish. The hamburger has attained extensive popularity and is proliferated worldwide in chains including McDonald's or Burger King.