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Toast Food Quotes

“All you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich and you haven't broken any rules.”
Jack Nicholson in 'Five Easy Pieces' (1970)


“I have trouble with toast. Toast is very difficult. You have to watch it all the time or it burns up.”
Julia Child (1912-2004)


“....the noise from good toast should reverberate in the head like the thunder of July.”
E.V. Lucas, 'When Toasters Disagree' (1906)

“To set but a low value upon toast is to expose one's deficiencies in right appreciation.”
E.V. Lucas, 'When Toasters Disagree' (1906)


"If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?"
Steven Wright

“It isn't only fictional heroes to whom toast means home and comfort. It is related of the Duke of Wellington - I believe by Lord Ellesmere - that when he landed at Dover in 1814, after six years' absence from England, the first order he gave at the Ship Inn was for an unlimited supply of buttered toast.”
Elizabeth David, 'English Bread and Yeast Cookery’ (1977)

“No bread. Then bring me some toast!”
Punch, 1852


    "There was an Old Man of the Coast,
    Who placidly sat on a post;
    But when it was cold,
           he relinquished his hold,
    And called for some hot buttered toast."

    Edward Lear, English artist, writer; known for his 'literary nonsense' & limericks  (1812-1888)

“Village life makes stale bread so common that toasting has become a national habit restricted to the British Isles and those countries which have been colonized by Britain.”
H.D. Renner, 'The Origin of Food Habits’ (1944)


"I never had a piece of toast
Particulary long and wide,
But fell upon the sanded floor,
And always on the buttered side."

James Payn, English novelist (1830-1898)


"Toast was a big item in my mother's culinary pharmacopeia. At first it was served plain and dry, but that was soon followed by crisp, sweet cinnamon toast, they baby-bland toast that tasted soothingly of fresh air. Thick slices of French toast, crisp and golden outside but moist and eggy within, would probably come next, always topped with a melting knob of sweet butter and a dusting of confectioner's sugar. I knew i was close to recovery when i got the toast I liked best -- almost-burned rye bread toast covered with salt butter."
Mimi Sheraton, food author, critic


    “I never strove to rule the roast,
    She ne'er refus'd to pledge my toast.”

    Matthew Prior, 'Turtle and Sparrow'


“Do you know on this one block you can buy croissants in five different places? There's one store called Bonjour Croissant. It makes me want to go to Paris and open up a store called Hello Toast.”
Fran Lebowitz, journalist


“Unbuttered toast is a substance half complete, and to be forced to eat it in that state is necessarily to feel deprived.”
John Thorne, 'Pot on the Fire' (2000)


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