They say that if you're trying to sell your home, when a potential buyer is coming to look at it, you should have a freshly-baked loaf of bread sitting on the kitchen counter. The smell of the bread alone will make people like your house and want to buy it.
I don't know about that, but I've been thinking a lot about bread lately.
Bread is a slang word meaning money. The word "dough" is also a slang word for money. And money makes the world go around ... just like bread.
Bread is important. How do I know? Well, in just about every grocery store I've ever been to, there is an entire aisle devoted to bread. Breads of all kinds. Store brand and name brands. White, wheat, rye, oatmeal, 7 grain, 12 grain, 15 grain (what, exactly, is the difference, anyway?). Bread comes in many shapes and forms long, narrow loaves; circles; braided; and the traditional "loaf." And then there are rolls dinner rolls, hot dog rolls, hamburger rolls, Kaiser rolls, sweet rolls, knot rolls, pecan swirl rolls. ... And then there are the breads with special things in them, like cinnamon bread and raisin bread and cinnamon-raisin bread. And the bread-related items like English muffins, donuts, tortillas, bagels, croutons, pita bread ... and the breads of different nationalities, like French bread and Italian bread. A dizzying array of breads.