"The staff of life"

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2008/02/14 12:20:36 (permalink)

"The staff of life"

I've been thinking about how different nations have different forms of bread: Tortillas from Mexico, Naan from India, "Wonderbread" (white "chewing gum" bread) from USA.
What can you add? What is your fav?
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    NebGuy
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 12:22:34 (permalink)
    Ethiopian Injera
    Greek Pita. I guess I would have to add you can find it in other countries too.
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 12:40:58 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by NebGuy

    Ethiopian Injera
    Greek Pita. I guess I would have to add you can find it in other countries too.


    Yeah, injera - forgot about that. Nice and spongy!
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 13:08:52 (permalink)
    Dosas in southern india
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 13:21:52 (permalink)
    Artificial Buns by McDonalds!
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 13:24:23 (permalink)
    Corn rye in New York.
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 13:36:39 (permalink)
    I thought beer was the "staff of lfe"
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 13:46:46 (permalink)
    quote:
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    I thought beer was the "staff of lfe"


    Whatever...
    I love em both
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 14:32:22 (permalink)
    Roti in Malaysia
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 14:37:02 (permalink)
    I love Middle Eastern breads that are filled with things like lamb and feta and topped with things like sesame seeds and za'atar. Middle Eastern sweet breads are wonderful.

    Chinese scallion bread is one of our favorites, too.

    I love any and all ethnic breads. I haven't had one I didn't like.
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 14:47:21 (permalink)
    Nothing like great French Bread,Portuguese bread or Italian bread...great crust.....add cheese and wine...what a meal!!!
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 14:58:04 (permalink)
    How about Irish Soda bread, fresh from the oven and dripping with butter? Or almost any bread, fresh from the oven/grill/tala, dripping with butter??
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 15:36:41 (permalink)
    Paska! A traditional Ukrainian Easter Bread

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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 19:57:40 (permalink)
    Ummmm....Southern cornbread? Is that ethnic enough? Sure went down well with some chili tonight. ;o)

    Also, let's hear it for Great Britain's scones, cottage loaf, crumpets, and baps.
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/14 22:02:33 (permalink)
    Well, in that case, Green Chile Cheese Bread, New Mexico, USA
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/15 12:29:16 (permalink)
    NYNM, that GCCB sounds great! Could you give us more info on how it's made?

    I take cut french bread and spoon on some juice from a roast, or brisket, and then toast it. Anyone else do weird things like this to bread?
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/15 14:21:06 (permalink)
    Italian bread, still warm, from not one but two places here in Steubenville. Not one loaf I have purchased has made it home unmolested.
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/15 14:30:56 (permalink)
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    Italian bread, still warm, from not one but two places here in Steubenville. Not one loaf I have purchased has made it home unmolested.


    WHat kind of a world is it when even a loaf of bread can not escape perverted attentions.
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/15 14:53:55 (permalink)
    Challah -- still warm from the bakery.
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/16 13:11:39 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by NYNM

    I've been thinking about how different nations have different forms of bread: Tortillas from Mexico, Naan from India, "Wonderbread" (white "chewing gum" bread) from USA.
    What can you add? What is your fav?
    I wouldn't call Wonderbread a good example of an American bread, just a corprate mass produced loaf of?
    Here in the Americas I guess we could lay claim to corn bread and brown bread. Other than that all breads have European influnces brought to us with the immergints from all corners of the globe. There are literally 1000s of different breads ranging from the pretzel to pancakes and waffles even some crackers are considered a bread form. Chow Jim
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/16 13:18:12 (permalink)
    Has Wonder Bread changed over time -- or was it always the gummy, vapid, concoction it is today?

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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/16 14:07:31 (permalink)
    As I enter my 60th year on the planet I can tell you Wonder Bread has not changed.
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/16 14:18:44 (permalink)
    This may be off topic and perhaps the dark side coming out, but on occasion while driving around Austin and the local burbs I chance to see a bread truck making deliveries and the brand name is Bimbo bread. I cannot tstifle the guffaws and of course my spouse takes umbridge and we don't speak for a while. Anybody else seen this brand of bread or are these sightingsleft over from my adventures in the the sixties?
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/16 20:01:43 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Jimeats

    quote:
    Originally posted by NYNM

    I've been thinking about how different nations have different forms of bread: Tortillas from Mexico, Naan from India, "Wonderbread" (white "chewing gum" bread) from USA.
    What can you add? What is your fav?
    I wouldn't call Wonderbread a good example of an American bread, just a corprate mass produced loaf of?
    Here in the Americas I guess we could lay claim to corn bread and brown bread. Other than that all breads have European influnces brought to us with the immergints from all corners of the globe. There are literally 1000s of different breads ranging from the pretzel to pancakes and waffles even some crackers are considered a bread form. Chow Jim


    Jim: The "Wonderbread" was a joke, but I put it in because many of my friend in Europe make fun of it as "American Bread". Are hamburger buns or hot dog buns better examples of US bread? (they have that Wonderbread consistency, tho...)

    As yes, crackers, waffles, pretzels are good ideas...
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/17 06:59:37 (permalink)
    Does anybody know for a fact if there is ANY nutrition -- any benefit, aside from keeping your fingers clean while eating -- to Wonder Bread ???
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/17 07:01:31 (permalink)
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    Dosas in southern india


    I recently saw a little segment on a TV show, probably on the Food Channel, about a street vendor in NYC that makes dosas. They looked great.
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/17 07:45:34 (permalink)
    Remember what Howdy Doody said,boys and girls,"Wonder Bread...helps build strong bodies 8 ways" Later it even became "12 ways". Would Howdy Doody lie???????
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/17 11:43:08 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by wheregreggeats.com

    Has Wonder Bread changed over time -- or was it always the gummy, vapid, concoction it is today?



    Well, I go back to the early 50s maybe late 40s with Wonder Bread and yes it has always been soft and you could scrunch it up in what would seemingly be an unbaked dough ball. And it was all the better done that way with grimey hands.
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/17 11:53:54 (permalink)
    NYNM - I would consider something like Indian Fry Bread more American then say Wonderbread.
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    RE: "The staff of life" 2008/02/17 11:57:13 (permalink)
    My Favs:

    1. Hawaiian Sweet Bread
    2. Dark, mysterious Pumpernickel
    3. San Francisco Sourdough
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