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Quote of the Day: Tamar Adler

October 15th, 2017

“I like asparagus charred on the grill until it is beginning to pucker; cooking greens are wonderful when allowed to get crisp and burned in places. The same is true of roasted fish and toast, both of which I find more delicious with bits of crips blackening on their edges.”

Tamar Adler in ‘An Everlasting Meal’


I always say that Mr Chiots likes his toast raw and he says I like mine burnt. In reality, I like mine with a bit of char, he likes is barely toasted. It’s personal preference of course, but I like a lot of toothsomeness to my toast and a bit of bitterness from some charred edges. He likes his barely past fresh bread. Naturally, I chuckled when I read this line the other night.

How do you like your toast?

4 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Tamar Adler”
  1. Rachel on October 15, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Well, the picture you included looks like toasted perfection! I, too, love a little char on toast, roasted vegetables and grilled meat.

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  2. Chris on October 15, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Just like that photo of a gorgeous piece of toast! That also looks like a great book…would you recommend it for seasoned cooks, beginners or just about any level of culinary experience?
    PS. I also use my pasta water for multiple purposes..sometimes, I’ll pour it out on my plants after it’s cooled off…Lot’s of nutrition in that water! :)

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  3. Nebraska Dave on October 16, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Susy, I like my toast kind of in the middle of you and Brian’s. Mine is brown but not charred. I had to laugh because I worked with a guy that used to make toast until the fire alarm went off at work. The supervisor was always on his case about that. For him it came out of the toaster with no hint of bread color but instead entirely black. Just a little extreme I think.

    Have a great charred toast day.

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  4. Victoria on October 16, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    I like my toast similar to yours Susy, but toasted on one side only. Crispy with a slight char on one side and warm and soft on the other. I also put my butter or margarine on before toasting. Since no toaster does this, I use my oven broiler.

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