"The smell of good bread baking, like thesound of lightly flowing water, isindescribable in its evocation ofinnocence and delight..." ―M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating.
Gourmet value: Keep cookies fresh Homemade chocolate chip cookiescan go from tasting deliciously softand cakey to feeling hard andcrunchy in a matter of days. To keepyour freshly baked cookiestasting…freshly baked, put a coupleslices of bread into the tin or jarwhere you store the cookies, layingthe bread right on top of the cookies.The bread will keep that just-out-of-the-oven flavor and texture intact forup to a week.
Safety value: Pick up glass fragments Picking up the large pieces of abroken glass or dish is usually easyenough, but getting up those tinyslivers can be a real pain (figurativelyif not literally). The easiest way tomake sure you don’t miss any is topress a slice of bread over the area.Just be careful not to prick yourselfwhen you toss the bread into thegarbage.
Comfort value: absorbvegetable odors Lovecabbage or broccoli, buthate the smell while it’scooking? Try putting apiece of white bread ontop of the pot whencooking up a batch of“smelly” vegetables. It willabsorb most of the odor.
Bread is the warmest, kindestof all words. Write it alwayswith a capital letter, like yourown name. -Anonymous.