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Friday, 30 August 2013

Royals in the Kitchen: Edward & Wallis Club

A club sandwich, also called a clubhouse sandwich or double-decker, is a sandwich with two layers of fillings between 3 slices of bread. It is often cut into quarters and held together by cocktail sticks. The traditional club ingredients are usually turkey, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise served on toasted white bread.
The Club Sandwich was a favourite of former King Edward VII and his wife Wallis Simpson. In fact, she took great pride in preparing this sandwich.
Edward & Wallis Club is a true British club which makes an excellent lunch. The ingredients are:
Yorkshire butter, extra thick mayonnaise, Crisp shredded lettuce, creamy Lancashire cheese, chicken breast, Cumbrian pancetta, Italian vine tomatoes, freshly milled black pepper
red velvet beetroot, carrot, parsnip & sweet potato crisps.

Edward VIII (June 23, 1894 - May 28, 1972) was King of the United Kingdom from January 20, 1936 until December 11, 1936. Edward was born in White Lodge, Richmond Park, London.
Edward abdicated (resigned) the throne because he wanted to marry the American Wallis Simpson. Simpson had been married twice before. As King, he was Head of the Church of England and the Church did not support divorce at the time. After abdicating as king, he was Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor.
As King, he was head of all of the British Orders of Chivalry. After he abdicated, his brother, King George VI made him a member of all of the orders again.
The Abdication Crisis is the period in Britain in 1936, in which King Edward VIII was forced to abdicate so that he could marry Wallis Simpson, an American who had been divorced . According to the law, he was not allowed to marry a divorced woman and still remain king.

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