Monday, April 23, 2012

Toast Post


I love toast so much. I always have. When I was a little girl and I would go to my grandparents' house, sometimes my grandpa would make me toast. It was the BEST. They always had a big loaf of sourdough bread on hand, and my grandpa would take the care to cut the slices really thick. Then he would toast them until they were perfectly golden in the toaster oven, and add just the right amount of butter. It is such a special memory for me. Growing up, I remember my mom showing me the glory of toasted rye bread, cinnamon toast (toast with cinnamon + sugar on it), toasted raisin bread.... The list goes on. In high school, once I had a poetry assignment and wrote a whole poem about toast. 

It is the mystery of delight that just a little heat can transform our daily bread into something so wonderful and magical and delicious. So to celebrate my love of toast, I have to decide to occasionally share with you the fine toasts that I have enjoyed.

This special piece of toast is a piece of toasted Walnut Bread from the famed Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. I am still dreaming of this toast.

This toast is so wonderful. It's one of my favorite bread options locally - the Raisin Nut Rye Bread from Gayle's Bakery... just a few blocks from my house. This stuff makes Great Toast. It is both a cause of joy and a cause of suffering that this bread is baked so close to my home.

9 comments:

  1. Toast is the most!! <3

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  2. People always look at me funny when I mention how much I love toast. I went on a raw cleanse once and couldn't go the entire ten days without cheating with toast. I love toast!! A lot.

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  3. Toast is really one of the top 10 best foods in existence. I would be willing to eat no other carb-foods for the rest of my life if I could eat an endless quantity of toast.

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  4. First of all, I love that you wrote a post about toast. That's awesome. Second, my husband and I were just discussing toast the other day. How can it be so completely superior to room temperature bread? When I need something quick but filling and tasty, it's toast all the way. It's warm, and so that makes it feel more meal-like. Plus, there are loads of lovely topping options - jam, peanut butter, avocado, hummus... Toastess is the mostess!

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    1. yes! there are so many great things you can put on toast - and it's always delicious!

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  5. YES! Toast is the best thing ever. EVER. I'm always so surprised when people bite into un-toasted bread that could be SO MUCH BETTER toasted. Toast has been my go-to snack/meal more than I care to admit.

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    1. ha ha, I KNOW! Who in their right mind eats raw bread? Crazy people only! Although, honestly, every once in a while, if bread is REALLY fresh I'll eat it plain. Please don't disbar me from the Toast Club!

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    2. Oh me too. :) But only when it is fresh!

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  6. I can't be friends with people who don't like toast..

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