Friday, January 4, 2013

Am I the only one who eats the heel?

I've seriously had enough. It doesn't seem to matter where I am or from whose loaf I am sating my hunger: no one, it seems, is willing to eat bread heels... but me.

Let it be known that I do not like eating the heels. Nobody does. Bread heels are only desirable when consuming chili, or stew, or some other scoopable food. Arguably, they make good garlic bread. But in the more common environment of sandwiches and toasts, where jellies, butters, and other spreads reign supreme, the moist, tender middle slices are everyone's favourite. What I do - consuming heels - is not a labour of love, but community service.

a slice most maligned
Seriously. People go hungry in the world. People work hard to produce loaves of bread, only to have their ends go uneaten. What kind of monster must you be to reach into a bread bag, past the heel, and withdraw the meaty stuff within? Eat that heel. Do your part!

-bn

1 comment:

  1. I was thought the "ends" kept the slices in between fresher. So the last two slices in the loaf are the oldest and possibly a little stale by the time they are alone.

    This doesn't apply to fresh bread - french, italian, etc. Love eating the heels of those.

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