Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY
By Trey Barrineau, USA TODAY
Have you heard about the "300 Sandwiches Lady" yet?
The short version: New York Post's Page Six senior writer Stephanie Smith revealed in an essay on Wednesday that she's the writer behind 300sandwiches.com, a blog about a woman whose relationship with her boyfriend apparently hinges on her making him a sandwich every day. When she reaches 300, she'll get an engagement ring.
Smith details how that came to pass: "Each morning, he would ask, 'Honey, how long you have been awake?' 'About 15 minutes,' I'd reply. 'You've been up for 15 minutes and you haven't made me a sandwich?' One lazy summer afternoon just over a year ago, I finally gave in. Eric devoured the sandwich as if it were a five-star meal, diving in with large, eager bites. 'Babes, this is delicious!' he exclaimed.
"As he finished that last bite, he made an unexpected declaration of how much he loved me and that sandwich: 'Honey, you're 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!' Maybe I needed to show him I could cook to prove that I am wife material. If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I'd give him 300 sandwiches - and I'd blog about it."
And blog she has since June 2012, chronicling her bready journey to true love with recipes and beautiful food photography that's "attracted attention from culinary world icons such as Emeril Lagasse, Michael White and Ken Friedman," according to the New York Post. (Can a coffee-table sandwich cookbook be far behind?)
Twitter comedians were quick to respond to Smith's revelation. The hashtags #300sandwiches and #300feministsandwiches also took off on Wednesday, showcasing Twitter reactions ranging from outrage to befuddlement.