Bread is Good for You

In the spirit of full disclosure, we are throwing all the cards over. Yes, it’s true… bread is good for you. Eat it with butter, eat it with jam, with ham, with cheese, with smelly cheese, with smelly feet, eat it with your feet (some people do and some people have to). Eat it with slabs of chocolate, with hummus, or a spread of frog leg pate and cilantro, or with chocolate again, or add some Tennessee Sunshine Sauce with a strip of gator meat, or even dipped in milk with some cooked egg. Wrap it around your corn on the cob, place it on your head, toss it to the birds, press into muffin tins, toast it, and fill it with creamed tuna (or better, Buddig creamed chippped-beef!). Bread is good for you. Write a poem about it, scratch it out, remove your nicotine patch, make it from scratch, dry it out and scratch your back with it (o’ baby now you doing the chicken scratch!).

Unless you have an intolerance toward bread, then we suggest you avoid it. But feel free to enjoy any of the toppings: spread them generously on a slab of non-bread substance. Be a “Bread head” (get on the bus, dude). I could say more, more about bread, but I think I have said, enough I have said.

The bread the bread!

Sept. 13 1958. This giant loaf of bread, measuring just under 18 feet long, was spotted in a field near What Cheer, Iowa. The bread, based on a french country recipe and using an active levain starter, was still warm when discovered by two members of the What Cheer High School cross country team. This picture was taken just prior to the arrival of the chain saws.

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4 responses to “Bread is Good for You

  1. oh bread…….. I thought it was a portrait of Curious George. An illustration from that children’s classic, “Curious George Hitchhikes Across the Country to Have Tea With Timothy Leary”.
    Guess not.

  2. Astute observation.
    This variety of alien large bread is also referred to as “Monkey Bread,” frequently served to young midwestern christians on Christmas morning. You can see where confusion may arise. By the way it’s a little known fact that Curious George’s ‘daddy.’ so to speak was actually Timothy O’Leary’s long lost twin.

  3. I see that you too are a scholar of the O’Leary/Leary lineage. It is common knowledge that the O’Leary clan immigrated to the U.S. after The Great Irish Potato famine. Many of them settled in the Chicago area and some dropped the O’ from their name and shortened it to Leary. Oral tradition has it that the Great Chicago Fire was started when a cow kicked over a lantern in Old Lady Leary’s shed. What is not commonly known is that the “arsonist bovine” was a first cousin twice removed with Curious George. At the end of the day, we have yet another amazing application of Six Degrees of Separation.

  4. O Bread, how I love thee! Especially homemade, sliced as soon as possible upon removal from the oven, and slathered with butter and honey. O Muffin Tin Toasts filled with Buddig creamed chippped-beef! Oh how you bring back memories of 12 hungry people crowded around the kitchen table and lined up on benches in the pantry, secretly tipping peas into the floorboard heater. Oh delicious memories! O for a loaf of bread, a mug of mocha. And how! Thank you Mark.

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