Saturday, September 16, 2006

Toast. The morning after such a rollicking good time the night before, and rich food, what does one breakfast on? Well, this one had a perfectly toasted slice of honey-wheat bread spread with bits of butter and Rare Hawaiian Organic White Honey. I was remembering the biscuits and honey at Madonna Inn, and recalled the delicious jar of honey I had in my pantry...

Toast is such a simple comfort food that has been around for centuries. It's something we take for granted. The ancient Egyptians created bread about 6000 years ago, and toasting it was a means of preservation. There is an old French joke about the English which says that the English invented toast as the only way to butter bread in their climate. The modern day word "toast" actually comes from Old French and was first coined in 1398.

What others are saying about toast:

The Art of Eating Toast
300 Ways to Enjoy Toast
Dr. Toast's Amazing World of Toast
Toast: A video
Dropping Toast
Wonderful World of Toast
The Toast Bible
The Toaster (Art made of toast)

...and that's about it for this morning!

1 comment:

Joanne said...

I completely agree that Rare Hawaiian Organic White Honey is the quintessential toast honey. Paired with Lurpak unsalted butter it's pure heaven (and addictive :)
Ahh toast...