Sunday, March 16, 2008

Book Passage/Life Is Meals

In 16th-century England, water was too dangerous to drink, and Queen Elizabeth I had beer or wine with breakfast. Even wine could be tainted, and the favorite remedy was to float a piece of spiced bread in the cup to improve the flavor, as well as provide a bit of nourishment. Raising a glass eventually came to be named for the bread: a toast.

Life Is Meals
A Food Lover's Book Of Days
by James and Kay Salter


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