Yes, sliced bread. So where do sayings like “the best thing since sliced bread come from”? This is something we want to look at in the new year. History and science are two fascinating areas which cross over to an extent in the food world. Do you have any food myths or old wives tales that need busting or proving? Any food sayings that don’t make sense? Let us know and we will try and do the research.
In South Africa a favourite way of serving curry is inside a loaf. The top crust is cut off and then handfuls of the centre are pulled out. Curry gets poured inside and gets mopped up with the spare bread. This is also a traditional way of serving Welsh cawl. Sliced bread is not the best thing if you think about it !!