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November 16, 2007

Helpful Hints from joeeze: A better way to cut bread


This one occurred to me a year or two ago, while trying to cut perfect slices off a loaf of good rye bread with a good serrated bread knife.

I'd placed the bread on the counter as usual but noticed, through a quirk of light and angle of bread repose, that the counter seemed to have gotten the worst of these close encounters of the very sharpest kind over the years.

So I put the bread on a paper plate, figuring that way it would stay put as opposed to putting it on china or plastic.

No — why would I drag the heavy chopping block across the kitchen to cut a couple pieces of bread?

Thank you.

Now where was I?

The movie "Red."


You're right.

You're so smart.

But then, that's why I hired you, isn't it?

But I digress.

I cut the bread but noticed the knife's movements were inhibited by the raised edges of the paper plate.

Then the penny dropped.

I flipped the paper plate upside down and voila: a raised platform with no interfering edges.

And I've done it that way ever since.

Try it, you'll like it.

Trust me....

Then simply return your paper plate to its normally programmed schedule and lunch (or tea, or dinner, whatever) is good to go.

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Or how about attaching something like a chainsaw chain to the edge of your treadmill track, then just hold the loaf to the chain as you walk. Hey, you'd continue burning calories as you prepare more calories.

Posted by: Al Christensen | Nov 16, 2007 1:28:19 PM

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