Monday, March 04, 2024

A toast!


While watching Northern Exposure (never watched it when it was on back in the 90's), Maurice told a story of how the "toast" came to be, and I looked it up thinking he was wrong.  But he was right!  Or the writers were right.  Maurice is just a character!
This is the character Maurice.

But back to the toast! According to Sazerac House (which we visited in New Orleans last week), in the late 17th century, it was customary to put a crouton or a burned piece of toast in your wine.  Supposedly, it made the wine taste better, and perhaps helped the toast taste better, too. It became a party snack! That is why it is called a toast.

But the origin of saying "Cheers" or encouraging words before taking a drink came about in the 6th century with the ancient Greeks.  At first, the sayings were blessings to gods for bringing them health and long life. While the toasts themselves changed over the years, the custom was, and is still, used by many different cultures for many types of celebrations. The good wishes last even after the drink is gone.

But actual toast, now that's under-rated.  There's nothing like a lightly golden piece of buttery toast!

This cracks me up!

Instead of a test pilot, he's a toast pilot!

And last...

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  1. That toast plane is pretty funny!

  2. Love the history lesson on toast. I didn't know these facts. Love all the toast funnies. Love the pilot husband one the best.

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    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  3. Wonderful post about 'toast' ~ great info and fun photos and captions ~ thanks,

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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