Food Theory: What Makes a Sandwich a Sandwich?

  • Julkaistu 30.07.2020
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    What is a sandwich? Most probably think that is an easy answer. You've eaten MANY sandwiches in your life, right? Well Food Theorists, you may have partaken of tons of food you never knew were a sandwich. Today we are taking the "rules" of what makes a sandwich and seeing what other foods qualify. That hotdog? Your favorite pizza? All sandwiches! Watch to find out why!
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  • Gameboylord2
    Gameboylord2 5 minuuttia sitten

  • Seal Of Approval
    Seal Of Approval 11 minuuttia sitten

    Ah yes finally, the thoughts that keep me up at night are answered

  • kspol
    kspol 13 minuuttia sitten

    is cereal a soup? because if you put cereal then milk its a salad (the milk is the dressing) and a soup if you put milk first (because soup)

  • •goldfish brain•
    •goldfish brain• 18 minuuttia sitten +1

    At 7:16 the words *Conspiracy Theory* pop up with a blue background.
    In another video, MatPat shows us
    *another version* of the Game Theory logo; BUT its *blue and has a triangle with an eye, resembling the Illuminati in the middle* .
    Is MatPat foreshadowing another Channel? For conspiracies perhaps?

  • Maya Sharafeldin
    Maya Sharafeldin 19 minuuttia sitten

    Haven’t watched yet but I am sure that hotdogs are tacos.

  • Maya Warner
    Maya Warner 22 minuuttia sitten

    Is the fourth channel going to be conspiracy theories? Pls say it is

  • ShapeCrafterStudios
    ShapeCrafterStudios 32 minuuttia sitten

    I’ve paused the video at 2:21 to say this is the comments. A Hotdog is a Sub, so technically a sandwich
    EDIT: ok so wait a second...
    👇 *Spoilers below*👇
    A Sub Isn’t considered by this definition a sandwich, so it’s own thing, right? A Sub in made on a bun, likewise to a Hotdog. Everything else however does follow the definition of a proper Sandwich, so a sub can’t be a Hotdog.
    What’s a Sub?

  • Melissa Kelch
    Melissa Kelch 48 minuuttia sitten

    hotdogs kinda taste like salami salami can go on a sandwich so is a hotdog a topping of a sandwich if so the hotdog could be a sandwich someday if someone makes a sandwich with a hotdog in the middle with cheese and vegtable ITS A SANDWICH

  • Melissa Kelch
    Melissa Kelch 51 minuutti sitten

    i was most focused on finding waldo

  • T N
    T N 51 minuutti sitten

    You shouldn’t try to define sandwiches it’s like wormhole paradoxes

  • derrick daniels
    derrick daniels 56 minuuttia sitten

    I typically describe a sandwich as quote" any food(s) or culinary item(s) that is cosumed in conjunction with 1 or more pieces of bread". So for me personally a hotdog is a sandwich but not all sandwiches are hotdogs same with pizza, burritos etc.

  • T N
    T N 56 minuuttia sitten

    So blue will be conspiracy theory?

  • SheNeverMisses
    SheNeverMisses Tunti sitten

    A note if anyone decides to come to Massachusetts, Worcester is pronounced like Wuster. And if you pronounce it otherwise, we might laugh. Also, Chatham you leave out the second H while pronouncing it, but other towns like Framingham, you leave it in.

  • derrick daniels
    derrick daniels Tunti sitten

    Maybe the blue part of the theory channels could be Conspiracy theory

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith Tunti sitten

    Jokes on you! I put my hotdogs (bun and all) between two pieces of bread.

  • Paul Doucette
    Paul Doucette Tunti sitten

    That town in Massachusetts is pronounced woos-ter.

  • Puro Legend
    Puro Legend Tunti sitten +1

    I heard it
    does that mean there is a conspiracy theory?

    Coincidence i think Not
    everyone does the best for last
    But,its just a theory a *COMMENT THEORY*

  • Isaac Chaffe
    Isaac Chaffe 2 tuntia sitten

    The bowls are the colours of the ring on the logo

  • Bruno terra
    Bruno terra 2 tuntia sitten +1

    The brazillian hot dogs are better than american ones

    That s just a fact

  • Edward Dumaguindin
    Edward Dumaguindin 2 tuntia sitten

    I guess this means Subway doesn't count as a sandwich.

  • MegaJonnyboy10
    MegaJonnyboy10 2 tuntia sitten

    A hotdog is not a sandwich because it doesn't require a bun. You still call it a hotdog even if it doesn't have bread. It's the meat, not the whole.

  • Ava
    Ava 2 tuntia sitten

    I’m actually excited it’s not a sandwich it just doesn’t seem like it’s in that category. CONSIDERING ITS ONE LOAF OF BREAD!!!🌭🌭

  • Zach Wolf
    Zach Wolf 2 tuntia sitten

    Two pieces of bread and a thing between them is what I've always known. So unless ya really man handle that hotdog buns I've never seen it

  • Nkosie Zikalala
    Nkosie Zikalala 3 tuntia sitten

    In my opinion (before finishing this video) Hot dog is a Hamburger. Sandwich = breed/burger = buns. Just my opinion

  • Debbito Mobburī
    Debbito Mobburī 3 tuntia sitten

    so what if you dont have a bun. What if you just have a piece of bread that so happen to split? Also what about the people that spread their toppings on their slice of bread instead of squirting on top of the meat....pause. My point is, if we go through that notion, is it then considered a sandwich?

  • Filhos Montenegro
    Filhos Montenegro 3 tuntia sitten +1

    A filling of meat, egg(s), cheese, fruit(s), vegetable(s), butter, margarine, peanut butter, jam, and/or jelly (or another dressing not on this list); in a closed loaf of bread, or between two or more slices of bread.
    This is my definition. Let me know if it includes something weird.

  • Stefan Georgiev
    Stefan Georgiev 3 tuntia sitten

    so subway sandwiches are not sandwiches because it's actually 1 piece of bread?

  • fireblast133
    fireblast133 3 tuntia sitten

    I wanna see a simple diner that serves regular stuff at regular prices, but their menu is just chock full of that pretentious description sets. Like ‘a simple home style loaf slice topped with a mashed legume spread and fruit mash reduction, covered by a second home style loaf slice’ on the kids menu.
    Then if people can figure out the dish they get their drink free.

  • RCT ‘-‘
    RCT ‘-‘ 3 tuntia sitten

    Matpat this was isn’t a theory

  • Ok Ay
    Ok Ay 3 tuntia sitten

    Glad to know this, but are onions vegetables or fruits .

  • Erin Pura
    Erin Pura 3 tuntia sitten

    Pizza *IS* an open sandwich

    MADMONKEY Q 4 tuntia sitten

    All these theories are making me rethink my food I just want to eat in peace

  • Mrugank Jadhav
    Mrugank Jadhav 4 tuntia sitten

    Matpat won the debate in first 2:15
    When the host asked the judge about hotdog and he gave her a definition that 2 PIECES OF BREAD and hot dog has just 1 piece of bread.Done.we won.

  • hi lol
    hi lol 4 tuntia sitten +11

    Matpat: ''how the sausage gets made"

    • I_am _orange
      I_am _orange 28 minuuttia sitten

      Thomas claims
      Alexander was on Washington's doorstep one day
      In distress and disarray

  • Denmark
    Denmark 4 tuntia sitten

    In honor of this video, batman eats one more hotdog:

  • Jack Marin
    Jack Marin 4 tuntia sitten

    You did not put a v in sandvich you say sandwich

  • AvatarBliss
    AvatarBliss 5 tuntia sitten +4

    A note to all Americans: Worchestershire is pronounced "wooster-sheer." But great video Mat!

    • Tyler
      Tyler Tunti sitten

      Or Wooster-sure

  • Nugg
    Nugg 5 tuntia sitten

    7:17 Blue background like the 4th theory channel logo with the text conspiracy theory, I think MatPat might be trying to tell us something.

  • Elle R
    Elle R 5 tuntia sitten

    A CHICKEN WING is a sandwich:

    Like if you disagree
    Comment if you agree

  • Johnny Joestar
    Johnny Joestar 5 tuntia sitten

    No gyro old me it’s not a sandwich

  • Skull Seeker
    Skull Seeker 5 tuntia sitten

    it must be hard to make theorys for each of the 3 channels

  • Verzero
    Verzero 5 tuntia sitten

    Is ketchup a smoothie?

  • Dewar Alsan
    Dewar Alsan 6 tuntia sitten

    Is soup a drink?

  • snail 999
    snail 999 6 tuntia sitten

    Now is a Pop-Tart a ravioli?

  • elymation s
    elymation s 7 tuntia sitten

    i can’t say that i’m offended- i don’t want to be hufflepuff either- bUT STILL-

  • elymation s
    elymation s 7 tuntia sitten

    i can’t say that i’m offended- i don’t want to be hufflepuff either- bUT STILL-

  • country rednecks
    country rednecks 7 tuntia sitten

    Hot dogs are classified as a glizzy

  • Bandana Boi
    Bandana Boi 7 tuntia sitten

    Matpat = charlie kelly confirmed.

  • InAnAspect
    InAnAspect 7 tuntia sitten

    Literally all sandwich shops anywhere I've gone in the last several decades offer rolls as their main bread type, often times outnumbering sliced bread, if it is even offered. These rolls aren't ever cut all the way through to keep the sandwich from falling apart. So ToGos, Subway, Jersey Mikes, Blimpies, et cetera don't actually server many, if any sandwiches. And if you are going to call those dishes sandwiches (common scenes would say you would) then a hot dog would have to be as well, as it is exactly the same preparation. This seems like a pretty epic fail in this video by not addressing it as fact or refuting against it somehow.

  • Timothy Guerrero
    Timothy Guerrero 7 tuntia sitten

    I drink every time he says a sandwich

  • Inewbz
    Inewbz 8 tuntia sitten

    Oh wow it's almost like we should have different names for different things... oh wait we do. A human is a human, and humans live. Dogs are dogs, and dogs live, so dogs are humans because both are living creatures that live just like how anything in or on bread makes in a sandwich, apparently.
    This stuff is as stupid as this comment, honestly.

  • WhiteEagle pioneer
    WhiteEagle pioneer 8 tuntia sitten

    to make it clear a hot dog is filled with what ever body parts are left from the animal after the butcher cut the parts out that sell

  • Eryk Steele
    Eryk Steele 8 tuntia sitten

    Okay but as a hufflepuff hOW DARE-... i mean your not wrong but s t i l l

  • wisnu lightning
    wisnu lightning 8 tuntia sitten

    Be careful matpat it seems you get crazier and crazier

  • Socket Man
    Socket Man 9 tuntia sitten


  • Diego Arendse
    Diego Arendse 9 tuntia sitten

    now i know you didn’t just make a video about a glizzy...ayo thats sus

  • Ryan Vasquez
    Ryan Vasquez 9 tuntia sitten

    Now this philosophy lesson is on another level.

  • darkmikasonfire
    darkmikasonfire 10 tuntia sitten

    I mean... even by colbert's definition a hotdog is not a sandwich, a sandwich is between two pieces of bread by the loosest sense. As such a hotdog is a sub by all accounts, which is a piece of bread that's cut partway through and stuffed with things. A quesadilla isn't between two pieces of bread, so not a sandwich, it's between two other TYPES of a grain, but they aren't bread.
    An open faced sandwich is not a sandwich. If I start calling a donut a hamburger, and it catches on, it's still not a hamburger.
    However, if you put a person's head between two pieces of bread you can make a perfectly good idiot sandwich as Ramsay proved.

  • Benjamin Newlon
    Benjamin Newlon 10 tuntia sitten


  • ItzLuna Playz
    ItzLuna Playz 10 tuntia sitten +1

    *Me low-key just coming to say I’m a Huffledor* (Gryffindor and Hufflepuff)
    *And I just saw a comment asking if cereal is soup*

    • Audrey KS
      Audrey KS 5 tuntia sitten

      I took the test 4 times and got a different house every time lol

  • Kaitlyn Quint
    Kaitlyn Quint 10 tuntia sitten

    OMG at 7:17 it say Conspiracy THEORY in BLUE!! Could be the last channel. Also hot dogs are tacos!

  • Bumblee_ee
    Bumblee_ee 10 tuntia sitten

    So is a hotdog a pizza? One piece of bread with toppings

  • Souter The Savage
    Souter The Savage 10 tuntia sitten

    The image in the background used from 12:48-13:07 is Brookfield place in Toronto, which was home to one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto, but sadly it closed permanently during COVID-19

  • Carson Grove
    Carson Grove 11 tuntia sitten

    Honey what is wrong? Is a hot dog a quesadilla? Panics too.

  • Trosel ingasher
    Trosel ingasher 11 tuntia sitten

    If matpat wants to continue to dance around definitions and ignore the "two separate slices" part which would mean by that definition a hotdog is not a sandwich, then I recommend anyone who actually cares about this question should look into the cube rule of breading, depending on which sides of the cube is occupied by breading means that food is classified as a pizza, a sandwich, a taco, a suchi, and even a calzone. Because a hotdog is surrounded on 3 sides (the sides and the bottom) in this specific shape means it's a taco. Matpat, you need to stop taking the flat earther method of making up evidence to prove your preconceived notion that a hotdog is a sandwich

  • Alli Salmon
    Alli Salmon 11 tuntia sitten

    CHEESE is allowed as a hotdog topping but KETCHUP isn't?? Wack

  • Diema
    Diema 11 tuntia sitten

    hotdog is a taco change my mind

  • Calebrated Gamer
    Calebrated Gamer 11 tuntia sitten

    Pepe Silvia, Pepe Silvia!! I keep finding all these notes about hotdogs and it keeps showing up with this name!!

  • Da Cherry Boom
    Da Cherry Boom 11 tuntia sitten

    He pronounced glizzy wrong

  • Hedgy100
    Hedgy100 11 tuntia sitten +1

    Is there not ISO standard for what a sandwich is?

  • James Baron
    James Baron 11 tuntia sitten

    Hm.. Whats wrong with carbs?

  • Diet Soda 1569
    Diet Soda 1569 11 tuntia sitten

    chicken wings got breading. it says bread thats good enough for me

  • MGX93dot
    MGX93dot 11 tuntia sitten

    6:51 is there much point using a USDA opinion? It mentions biscuit, which to the English would be a savoury scone, whereas a biscuit here is what you call a cookie. I certainly wouldn't call meat inside a scone a sandwich. Of course you go ahead and explain why that definition was wrong anyway, but I wanted to say this anyway.
    15:29 pretty circumstantial here. Is a hot dog where the bun split but they still used it suddenly a sandwich but not if it's just a bun cut not all the way? I've had many hot dogs where it's two slices, not having it buttered is personal preference, I certainly like it, calling a hot dog not thin is just plain dumb, how is it not a thin piece of meat? Or is a steak sandwich suddenly not a sandwich too? Sauce can be spread between the buns too, again, preference. Seems you're using a warped American view of the hot dog here to justify it not being a sandwich. Hot dogs aren't even American.

  • TheManTheMythTheLegeand 27
    TheManTheMythTheLegeand 27 11 tuntia sitten


  • The Loco Latino
    The Loco Latino 12 tuntia sitten

    Okay, but can a song be a sandwich?

  • Ikeagamer A1
    Ikeagamer A1 12 tuntia sitten +1

    4th channel conspiracy theory

  • APotatoGuy LikesDogs
    APotatoGuy LikesDogs 12 tuntia sitten

    Who is the water hot dog is A child made from a taco and a sandwich
    It has the formal taco but has bread like a sandwich

  • Tom Lopes
    Tom Lopes 12 tuntia sitten

    So they did run out of ideas

    • dcoog anml
      dcoog anml 11 tuntia sitten

      New video idea: Is mayonnaise an instrument?

  • Marvin H
    Marvin H 13 tuntia sitten

    So, according to the answer that comes at 15:00; Does that mean that "Subway" does not make sandwiches?

    • dcoog anml
      dcoog anml 11 tuntia sitten

      Is a pop tart a ravioli though?

  • Gabe Guarnieri
    Gabe Guarnieri 13 tuntia sitten

    Sandvich make me strong

  • Padman531
    Padman531 14 tuntia sitten

    My personal definition:
    If I can eat this thing without interrupting my gambling... (the original reason for the invention of the sandwich) then it's a sandwich
    Hotdog = sandwich

  • Rose
    Rose 14 tuntia sitten +1

    but by the dictionary definition, a pb&j wouldn’t be a sandwich

  • Anthony Kerr
    Anthony Kerr 14 tuntia sitten

    Grilled cheese is a sandwich?

  • Anthony Kerr
    Anthony Kerr 14 tuntia sitten

    Open faced sandwiches aren’t real sandwiches.

  • 05Gamerboy
    05Gamerboy 14 tuntia sitten

    What about bread that is baguette shaped cut in half, it is not 2 slices if there is a little part still uncut, but can define as a sandwich, also even does the topping sit on the side of the wiener of a hot dog, if looked at horizontally with the wiener pointing right, it is now not havig layers, but one layer with more toppings on the side,

  • Tselel
    Tselel 14 tuntia sitten

    Counter point, hoagies exist.

  • moradan81
    moradan81 14 tuntia sitten

    Well the man was asking a judge to make a judgment, she needs a definition. She is not there to define a sandwich, she was put there to judge. She was given the definition, she passed her judgement. If you are not satisfied with the outcome I'd say it's more the fault of the definition than that of the judgement.

  • Arturo nln
    Arturo nln 14 tuntia sitten

    Also let’s not forget about the sausage sandwich the tradition the inventor of the ‘Red hot dachshund’ when he made it. Also that’s why the sandwich is also called a ‘Redhot’ or ‘hot dog’ none of this is covered in the show. Nor the fact that there are other sausage sandwiches where the sausage like the iconic one from Chicago. Not gonna lie kinda disappointed in this one. Just feel like it was less research and more just fishing around to try to prove a bias.

  • joshua witt
    joshua witt 14 tuntia sitten

    If a tomato is a fruit does that make ketchup a fruit smoothie

  • Catherine the Unicorn
    Catherine the Unicorn 15 tuntia sitten

    The question is non-related to the topic in the video but what if they took all four series put them together into one channel and then just have different playlist so everyone can come together and get one channel therefore to make more profit and we can meet together. And don’t even get me started with the Harry Potter idea I just had

  • Michael Benetos
    Michael Benetos 15 tuntia sitten

    I agree with hot dogs not beeing sandwiches. And yes the two pieces of bread are always thin in what we call sandwiches. Nice vid matpat.

  • Brad Hanson
    Brad Hanson 15 tuntia sitten

    Is a pop tart a ravioli though?

  • Kodiak
    Kodiak 15 tuntia sitten +1

    New video idea: Is mayonnaise an instrument?

  • Michael Benetos
    Michael Benetos 15 tuntia sitten

    8:25 Did he just say ''sandwichhood''?

  • Keisha Sewell
    Keisha Sewell 15 tuntia sitten

    A hot dog is a taco

  • awsometings
    awsometings 16 tuntia sitten

    Welll BREADed chicken is technically chicken surrounded with breading...

  • Gifted for A purpose
    Gifted for A purpose 16 tuntia sitten

    Wait There is film theory, game theory, and food theory but there is no book theory???

  • Swoosh studios
    Swoosh studios 16 tuntia sitten

    I’m the taxman and I’ve taxed your feet

  • TheMuffinMan
    TheMuffinMan 16 tuntia sitten +1

    This channel makes me hungry

  • JustClark
    JustClark 16 tuntia sitten

    Matthew, I have a question
    If a sandwidh needs 2 pieces of bread
    What is a sub?