Anyone that has lived in different places or states knows the vast difference in food from one region of the country to another. These differences in regional food becomes very apparent when you marry someone that grew up half way across the country from where you did.
I was clueless about grits, black eyed peas, and southern cornbread until I got married. My husband was clueless about a few of the things that I grew up eating like northern cornbread, seafood on pizza, and the endless ways to cook a potato.
One of the biggest differences we had was in how we ate our tuna fish sandwiches. And after seventeen years of marriage, neither one of us has adjusted to the way the other one eats a tuna fish sandwich.
You see I grew up eating a lot of tuna sandwiches. Tuna was inexpensive and easy to make. I also grew up eating egg salad sandwiches. Again eggs were inexpensive and easy to make. I also grew up eating an occasionally chicken sandwich.
However, my husband grew up eating his tuna and egg salad sandwiches totally different than I did. His family mixed them together. They did not eat just tuna sandwiches, or just egg salad sandwiches, they ate tuna salad sandwiches. They mixed the boiled eggs into the tuna and ate it all as one sandwich. They also did the same with chicken sandwiches.
I had never heard of anyone mixing eggs into tuna sandwiches and my husband had never heard of not eating them this way. I am guessing this is a regional thing because we have both said that everyone we knew ate it our way?
This is one area where I think he is a bit strange , and I will not eat it his way. And he thinks I am strange and prefers not to eat them my way.
So, my question for you today is how do you eat your tuna fish sandwich? Do you eat your tuna and egg salad as separate kinds sandwiches or do you mix it all together and call it tuna salad sandwiches?
And is this a regional thing?