Trevor Mills, 47, of Norfolk, never considered himself to be gastronomically talented until he accidentally created what he considered to be ‘an above par sandwich’. The accolade winning sandwich consisted of wafer-thin sliced ham, two slices of brown bread and margarine of some sort.
Trevor said: “I planned to eat it immediately, but after staring at it for a while I realised that it was so aesthetically pleasing I did not have the heart to deprive others of its beauty. I never imagined I would get such a response, within the first hour I got four ‘likes’. And then the Michelin star to top it off; I don’t own a restaurant so I will probably just wear it like a sheriff’s badge.”
The move has caused consternation in the culinary world as Michelin stars are not usually awarded to individuals. The prevailing attitude quickly changed when pictures of the sandwich were circulated, most top chefs and restaurateurs conceding that the sandwich was a triumph and probably deserved several Michelin stars.
The sandwich has since become the object of a bidding war, culminating in Marks and Spencer securing the rights to stock it in their ‘Pretentious Breads’ range. Jamie Oliver plans to showcase the sandwich in his next series of ‘Impossible to Cook Meals given the Time Constraints’ and has given it a ‘P’ for pukka.