british people have the weirdest, nastiest fucking cuisine but they’re pretty mulitcultural. I’ve watched the british food reality shows, i know what im talking about
Before we start slinging shite about “white people” let’s stick a bit of context into this. A “toast sandwich” was thought up back in the Victorian era and was essentially designed as a meal for times of hardship. When all you can afford is bread it’s not exactly easy to mix things up a bit for your diet.
So whilst it’s easy to sit with your Walmart owned store full of food of all shapes and sizes and scoff at “white people” this shit was literally what kept people alive.
The same thing goes for the "Belfast Bap" which was literally just a burnt bread roll. Fuckin’ white people right? Nah, see this thing came out during the Irish famine. Whilst Ireland was going through an absolutely horrendous food crisis that would kill hundreds of thousands, this baker in Belfast called Barney Hughes cooked these cheap as shit burnt rolls and sold them for dirt cheap. He absolutely refused to raise the price of these things despite demands from competitor bakers because he wanted to ensure that the poorest people still had access to bread and these baps had such a significant role (insert pun here) in keeping people alive that they became known as the “Belfast Bap” and are eaten as a regular thing today although normally filled with something like bacon or even some Tayto crisps.
The same level of significance in later culture can’t exactly be said for the toast sandwich, but it’s important to remember that something as simple as a silly meal has a history behind it and whilst it may seem like pointless flavourless shite right now, there are probably people living today who are only existing because their family scraped by on bread alone during harder times.