Bread is a staple food prepared by baking a dough of flour and water. Bread may be served in different forms at any meal of the day, eaten as a snack, and is even used as an ingredient in other culinary preparations. It is popular around the world and is one of the world's oldest foods.
- Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.
- “Ain't there a real fine smell?” said the taxi driver. “Just delivered five dozen loaves!”
“That,” said the young man, “is the perfume of Eden on the first morn.”
- I was so thin I could slice bread with my shoulder blades, only I seldom had bread.
- Todos los duelos con pan son buenos.
- Like a lot of liberals back then, Mrs. Raymond believed that the act of eating entailed important moral choices. Lunch was never just lunch; it was a statement about your values. Mrs. Raymond talked a lot about food. Some foods were virtuous (sprouts and tofu), while others were irredeemably sinful (sugary breakfast cereals). Nothing was more unethical than white bread, which Mrs. Raymond described as the product of ruling-class oppression. Medieval lords could afford to have the bran milled from their grain, while the peasants made due with hearty brown loaves. But in the end the joke was on the lords. With no nutrition in their bread, they died earlier than their macrobiotic serfs. Was any of this true? I have no idea, but it made for a memorable parable. To this day, the sight of Wonder Bread makes me anxious.
- Tucker Carlson, Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution (2018)
- How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex?”
- Attributed to Julia Child. Origins of attribution could be a The New York Times Magazine article by Joan Barthel ("How to Avoid TV Dinners While Watching TV" 7 August 1966, p. 34): "'The French Chef'...the program that can be campier than 'Batman,' farther-out than 'Lost in Space' and more penetrating than 'Meet the Press' as it probes the question: Can a Society be Great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?"
- Bread made of wheat, as compared with that made of barley, is more nourishing, more digestible, and in every way superior.
- The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight...
- [Breadmaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world's sweetest smells... there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel. that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.
- M.F.K. Fisher, quoted in Semolina bread]
- Perhaps this war will make it simpler for us to go back to some of the old ways we knew before we came over to this land and made the Big Money. Perhaps, even, we will remember how to make good bread again.
- M.F.K. Fisher, quoted in [The Art of Eating p. 247
- There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
- Man needs dignity even more than he needs bread.
- There he got out the luncheon-basket and packed a simple meal, in which, remembering the stranger's origin and preferences, he took care to include a yard of long French bread, a sausage out of which the garlic sang, some cheese which lay down and cried, and a long-necked straw-covered flask wherein lay bottled sunshine shed and garnered on far Southern slopes.”
- Roti kapda aur makan (food, clothes and shelter)
- Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse -
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Every man, black, white or yellow, has a mouth to be fed and two hands with which to feed it, and that bread should be allowed to go to that mouth without controversy.
- Baking bread is a lot like growing your faith in the Lord, Carrie Louise. You mix together the best ingredients you can find and wait for the mixture to mature, but it's the heat of the oven that makes it something of worth and substance. The same way the tribulations of this world mature a persons faith.”
- These findings show us that starvation is now threatening large parts of the Syrian population.
- When it is about someone's else bread, it is easy to say "I will give it to you", but the time of actual giving can be as far away as the sky. If you go after the man who said "I will give it to you", he will say "I cannot give it to you -- the bread has just been finished up".