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Diced Bread

More than a bad bun, I mean pun.
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The advent of sliced bread is understood to have revolutionised lunch-making across the world. But one can’t help but wonder whether it to some extent created its own market, rather than filling a pre-existing need.

Consider the crouton. Pre-sliced bread does little to hasten its production, and if anything is a hindrance to the chef’s expression, as the resultant morsel has a predefined (typically narrow) depth dimension.

I give you Diced Bread, in the hope that one day bread-eating preferences would have changed to the extent where it is commonplace to say something is the best thing since diced bread.

Texticle, Jul 23 2006

Finnish Rye Bread http://images.googl...en%26lr%3D%26sa%3DG
Round bread with hole to help cutting [Pellepeloton, Oct 06 2006]


       So if sliced bread predetermines the size of the crouton (and that's a bad thing) diced bread helps how?
Jinbish, Jul 23 2006

       It's certainly a useful alternative to bread rolls. Whenever I eat one I just tear off chunks like a savage beast, surely the refinements of modern etiquette require a more modest eating method. Even though this could have gone some way to solving the loaves and fishes conundrum, I think religious establishments would have problems with it, after all "God does not bake dice".
marklar, Jul 23 2006

       //Whenever I eat one I just tear off chunks like a savage beast// To be honest [marklar], any beast worthy of the title would have no trouble eating a bread roll in one go, I expect you probably eat them as a savage rodent might.   

       And in regards to the idea, this may be one of those "Humans will only have need for 3 computers in the future" moments - but I can't see what good diced bread would do.
fridge duck, Jul 23 2006

       Croutons are just the start. Diced bread could be eaten on its own as bite-sized chunks (savage beasts need not apply), or scattered atop a deep dish pie. The possibilities, as they say, are endless.   

       Duck-feeding would be streamlined enormously.   

       Movie theatres would be havens of tranquil mastication, rather than the popcorn crunching cacophonies they have become.
Texticle, Jul 24 2006

       Hawaiian Sweet Bread!   

       What's next, Liced Bread?
DesertFox, Jul 24 2006

       Well, if a need arises for long strands of bread, you could make spliced bread.   

       Or using a diced loaf on a string you could make a breaded necklace.   

       Oh no, the puns have got me today, sorry. For the religiously inclined you could have cross shaped "Christ Bread".
marklar, Jul 24 2006

       My father was raised as a Russian Orthodox Christian and we went to his church on some holidays and for family weddings etc. Instead of a wafer communion, they used *diced bread*! Holy bread of course, blessed by the priest. I always loved getting communion there.
xandram, Jul 24 2006

       //havens of tranquil mastication// <shudders>
wagster, Jul 24 2006

       On my link, showing Finnish rye bread, flat round bread with holes in the middle, This type of bread has been baked for centuries in Finland. There are two reasons to have hole in the middle of the bread, First according to Wikipedia: "Ruispalat is a dark bread produced mainly in Finland. Traditionally this bread was baked in rings, which were then placed on poles suspended just below the kitchen ceiling, to dry and be stored. Unlike the more popular German rye breads ruispalat lacks the greasy/moist texture." Second reason for the hole is that you can cut the bread, to sandwich size segments, easier using a knife or even brake by hand using the grooves on the bread. So the bread is unsliced and it is part of the fun of eating to slice your own bread.
Pellepeloton, Oct 06 2006

       Diced bread? We call that STUFFING for the turkey.
Jscotty, Oct 06 2006


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