Sunday, November 12, 2006

A Burrito is NOT a Sandwich

So sayeth the court, and they do their research, " Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke cited Webster's Dictionary as well as testimony from a chef and a former high-ranking federal agriculture official."

"A sandwich is not commonly understood to include burritos, tacos and quesadillas, which are typically made with a single tortilla and stuffed with a choice filling of meat, rice, and beans," Locke wrote in a decision released last week.

What if you take two burritos and stick a bunch of meat between them, and then eat the whole thing?


Anonymous said...

Since many quesadillas include two tortillas with fillings "sandwiched" between them (not just one tortilla folded in half), wouldn't that muddy up the waters as far as the judge's rationale for sandwich qualification? I can't get to the article, so I didn't even get the full story on why a judge would have made a ruling on such a subject...

Scooter said...

Probably a good argument about whether something "sandwiched" is actually a sandwich. I would guess no, as many things, even things that aren't food, can be sandwiched. I think the issue is that the tortilla, although a bread product, probably does not qualify as actual bread in the public perception of "bread" as a big loaf cut into slices.