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5 Questions: Toast & Jam

To accompany yesterday’s Bread & Butter challenge, today’s multiple-choice 5 Questions quiz: Toast & Jam

5 Questions: Bread & Butter

Don’t know which side your bread is buttered on? Better sharpen up with a multiple-choice 5 Questions quiz: Bread & Butter

The Quick Seven: Seven Sandwich Stories

Next time you’re getting ready to order a fabulously unhealthy lunch at your favorite diner, take a second to look over the menu. There are stories behind a lot of those classic dishes – here are just a few of them. 1. Monte Cristo. Its name remains somewhat of a mystery, but most sources seem to [...]

The Bread Code Tells You When a Loaf Was Baked

Ever wonder what the colors of the tie tags on loaves of bread represent? They’re a code designating the day of the week on which a loaf was baked: * Blue: Monday * Green: Tuesday * Red: Thursday * White: Friday * Yellow: Saturday[...] An easy way to remember it, though, is to simply recall the [...]

What’s in a Name?

These names have probably all ended up in your shopping cart at some point, but how well do you know their origins? Let’s take a look at the names behind some of our favorite groceries. Kellogg’s Seventh-day Adventist brothers Will Keith and John Harvey Kellogg stumbled across a tasty process for flaking corn while working at Michigan’s [...]

World’s Biggest Naan Bread Unveiled

The world’s largest naan bread has been created by Honeytop Speciality Foods to celebrate the launch of Brewers Fayre’s curry nights.The record-breaking naan was 10ft by 4ft and has a total area of 40 sq ft – the equivalent of 167 normal size naan breads – and took bakers over five hours to make and [...]

Woman finds oven glove baked in to loaf of bread

A woman tucking in to a newly toasted slice of bread was shocked to find an oven glove baked in to the loaf. The bakers responsible were fined £750 an…

Wonder® Bread Wonder® Woman

Emily Berezin made a woman from eleven loaves of Wonder® Bread and the bags they came in. The result is, of course, Wonder® Woman! See more pictures in her Flickr set. Link – via twitter From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by andrew-lynch.

Bread Shoes

Photo: Dalia Birske Martynas Birskys of the Vilnius-based design studio DaDaDa sells slippers made out of bread. For your comfort, you can select from various sizes and grains. It’s hard to argue with his sales pitch “eatable…dries itself… made from bread…first in fashion…needs no pressing…feels good in dry climate …won’t sag.” Link via GearFuse

Bird Drops Bread, LHC Shuts Down

You can’t make stuff like this up. A piece of a baguette dropped by a passing bird caused a shutdown at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The bird dropped some bread on a section of outdoor machinery, eventually leading to significant over heating in parts of the accelerator. The LHC was not operational at the time [...]