Why toast matters

Why toast matters

There are 15 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 17, 2008, titled Why toast matters. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

T he other day at breakfast, after the coffee but before the crepes, my face exploded and my hair caught fire.

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Saint Louis, MO

#1 Apr 17, 2008
I want to know why toasters have a dial that goes to 10. Who eats burnt toast?
who cares

Hammond, IN

#2 Apr 17, 2008
Is this guy, using the term lightly, kidding?

Akron, OH

#3 Apr 17, 2008
I got a tapeworm and that's good enough for him.

Set it to 11 !!
Jack Nicholson

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 17, 2008
Bobby: I'd like an omelet, plain, and a chicken salad sandwich on wheat toast, no mayonnaise, no butter, no lettuce. And a cup of coffee.
Waitress: A #2, chicken salad sand. Hold the butter, the lettuce, the mayonnaise, and a cup of coffee. Anything else?
Bobby: Yeah, now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Waitress: You want me to hold the chicken, huh?
Bobby: I want you to hold it between your knees.

Wichita, KS

#5 Apr 17, 2008
Christopher Borrelli, you are a man after my own heart. No one does toast well anymore - at least not in Wichita, Kansas, where I live. I ordered a toasted bagel from a local breakfast restaurant in the moneyed part of town, and three visits in a row they didn't get it right, so we don't eat there anymore. OK, well maybe once a year. But I don't order anything that needs to be toasted. A piece of dried out bread with browned edges is not toast. It makes my day... hell, it makes my whole year... to see someone as serious about toast as I am.

United States

#6 Apr 17, 2008
I guess she couldn't think of anything interesting to write so she filled a whole column with this tedious info.

Glenwood, IL

#7 Apr 17, 2008
golden brown challah toast slathered in butter is one of life's most simple and satisfying pleasures for me.

a restaurant with no toast at brunch??? what is this world coming to?
Cherry Pie

Skokie, IL

#8 Apr 17, 2008
Ever had a piece of black, burnt toast?

It's good!!

Although I prefer my crunchy oatmeal bread toasted at 5 - with real salted butter please.

Palatine, IL

#9 Apr 17, 2008
my sister makes THE BEST toast ever. i don't know what it is. she uses the same bread i do (which varies from white to wheat to hearty oat), and the same toaster, but her toast is far superior to any i've ever made. i do most of the cooking at my house, but any time we needs toast, my sister (who hates to cook) will gladly make the toast.

Chicago, IL

#10 Apr 17, 2008

Marcel Proust did this much better than you.

In any case, where can I get some of your "toast"?



Since: Dec 07

Chicago, IL

#11 Apr 17, 2008
Can we have an article about waffles tomorrow? Waffles are more interesting - at least they have the ridges....
Thank You Jack

Pennsville, NJ

#12 Apr 17, 2008
Thank you, whoever posted the Jack Toast scene excerpt. As I read this article about a restaurant that wouldn't serve toast, I immediately thought of this scene, even though it was a movie from well before I was born. It is a sad state in journalism and feature writing when a published writer writing about our culture is so painfully unaware of our cultural history as to not even mention this scene. even sadder that the editor who approved this article thought it was original and witty enough to publish. i am not insulting the writer's skill here, only commenting on the shocking state of cultural illiteracy having reason to the ranks of the published writer. perhaps i should write a screenplay about a farm boy on a far-off desert planet who learns he has untapped mystical powers and is destined to save the galaxy.

Milwaukee, WI

#13 Apr 17, 2008
I despise toast!!! It smells like ..... burnt bread. Now bread that is warmed gently is wonderful, but put a crust on it, gaaaaah.

United States

#14 Apr 18, 2008
Drop the yuppie pretense and go to a real diner, if you want real toast. The Golden Nugget is good. Pretty much any place that offers real bread, not "artisan" (read, "different") bread, will do.

The Lucky Platter in Evanston is in a cockroach-infested building. A friend lived in the apartments above (not for long).
Jimmy bored at school

Willow Springs, IL

#15 Apr 18, 2008
Curly wrote:
I got a tapeworm and that's good enough for him.
Set it to 11 !!
haha! the spinal tap toaster!

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