Saturday, July 08, 2006

The best thing since...

By complete chance this morning, I think I've stumbled across the answer to one of life's great questions. Well, maybe just something I've sometimes thought about.

The breadmaker I bought a few months ago is still regularly churning out top quality loaves, but I find that it freezes better when sliced. Not too great a task with the aid an electric carving knife but I thought I'd have a look around to see how much a proper bread slicer would cost. Added to which, the ability to create slices of consistent width may prevent me from "accidentally" leaving ultra thick crusts to snack on.

During my wanderings through Google I learnt that The Chillicothe Baking Company in Missouri unveiled a new machine that sliced bread on 7th July 1928.

Still I don't suppose the phrase "best thing in the last 78 years as of yesterday" will catch on to the same extent. Especially as you won't be able to use it again after today...

2 comments:

Steph said...

But, now the Aaaaaaarch is the best thing since slided bread (in Missouri)...

Seany said...

Or is it? I'm suspicious now - everybody was happy to take me to the aaaaaarch, zoo, botanical gardens, science centre or even fly to a neighbouring state to pee off the tallest building (kinda), but nobody divulged the secret of the Chillicothe Bakery...