Toast is bread that has been browned by exposure to radiant heat. This browning is the result of a Maillard reaction. Toasting warms the bread and makes it firmer, so it holds toppings more securely. Toasting is a common method of making stale bread more palatable.

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Loyal Toast
... A loyal toast is a salute given to the head of state of the country in which a formal gathering is being given, or by expatriates of that country, whether or not the particular head of state is present ... The toast is usually initiated and recited by the host before being repeated by the assembled guests in unison the composition varying between regions and ...
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Toast - Cultural References
... Streetband released the novelty song Toast in 1978 ... The band attempted to use toast as an instrument, with the sound of toast being scraped used later in the track ... Buttered toast is commonly featured in humour in the context of it tendency, when dropped, to land with the buttered side to the floor (the least desirable outcome) ...
Loyal Toast - Sweden
... in Sweden, such as the Nobel Prize banquet, the first toast is usually the toast to the sovereign ... It is simply "Hans Majestät Konungens skål" ("The toast of His Majesty the King") ... The first toast in wardrooms and officer's messes during formal dinners is also proposed to the King ...
... A toast is a ritual in which a drink is taken as an expression of honor or goodwill ... Thus, a person could be "the toast of the evening," for whom someone "proposes a toast" to congratulate and for whom a third person "toasts" in agreement ... The toast as described here is rooted in Western culture, but certain cultures outside that sphere have their own traditions in which consuming a drink is connected with ideas of ...

Famous quotes containing the word toast:

    I was the toast of two continents: Greenland and Australia.
    Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)

    Billy: You dropped some shell in there.
    Ted: It’s all right. Makes it crunchier that way. You like French toast crunchy, don’t you?
    Robert Benton (b. 1932)

    Time for you and time for me,
    And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
    And for a hundred visions and revisions,
    Before the taking of a toast and tea.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)