NATIONAL TOAST DAY
Would you believe National Toast Day honoring the humble slice is on the Last Thursday in February? But it is so very versatile. It carries a multitude of jams, jellies, marmalades and fruit compotes. We don’t stop there. Toast transports proteins and veggies, sprouts, and soaks up sauces and drippings.
Perhaps we have overlooked the necessity of toast, and it shall have its due. We’re able to toast it to a variety of shades pleasing everyone. Whether we lightly toast it or char it to a dark crisp, it serves as a perfect medium for building breakfast or sandwiches. It accepts seasoning quite well, too. Add butter, gee, avocado, or honey. It doesn’t matter your preference. Cinnamon and sugar? Well, it might depend on your mood.
Or perhaps the bread you have on hand. Is it cinnamon raisin bread or whole wheat? Do you only have two ends left? Some think those are the best kinds of toast. Others well, you can’t teach everyone the best kinds of toast making.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL TOAST DAY
- Make some toast!
- Share your favorite toast toppings.
- Make a toasted sandwich.
- Cook up some French toast
- Visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for a toast experiment.
- Use #NationalToastDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL TOAST DAY HISTORY
National Toast Day was started in 2014 by The Tiptree World Bread Awards to celebrate toast and all the breads we make it with. While the organization is in the UK, the day has found a following in the United States.
Q. Can anyone celebrate National Toast Day?
A. Yes! There are so many different kinds of bread and ways to toast it that anyone can join the celebration.
Q. What are toast points?
A. Toast points are toasted, crustless, triangles of bread.
Q. Is a crostini a type of toast?
A. Yes. Crostini’s are made using crusty bread like a baguette. They’re perfect for bruschetta, pate or other hors d’oeuvres.