The Art of Eating: Bread


Adriana Tapia

Bread is widely eaten as a snack or a meal. But bread can also be eaten as dessert or on the go.

Juliana Fonseca-Alesso, Contributing Writer

Bread has been a staple food for humans for as many as 30,000 years. It seems impossible to have a good meal without having bread. You can easily incorporate bread into a quick snack or simple meal. Here are a few tips on creative ways to eat bread.

Bread on the Go

In a rush to get to class but haven’t eaten anything? Grab an avocado, mash it and add salt, pepper and lemon juice. Spread the avocado onto toast and now you have an easy and nutritious snack to enjoy before class. If you have time, boil an egg and mix it with the avocado spread. Put the mixture on your toast, add a drizzle of olive oil and you have a delicious snack to go.

Dining Hall

Pass by the dining hall grill and ask for a fried egg. Then toast a slice of bread and put the egg on the toast. Add some potatoes and Sriracha for an extra kick.

Bread for Breakfast

French Toast is easy to make and will fill you up for the rest of your morning. To make it put 4 eggs, 2 tablespoons of sugar, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a teaspoon cinnamon in a small dish and mix everything. After this, stir in a quarter cup of milk and dip both sides of the bread into the mixture. Lightly cook both sides of the bread in a pan with butter. Garnish the dish with fruit, powdered sugar and maple syrup to complete this delicious meal.

Bread for Lunch

Grilled cheese is also a staple of any college student’s life. Grab two slices of bread, butter each side and put them on a skillet. Add a slice of cheese—and tomatoes if desired— on the slices. After the sides are lightly toasted, flip them over and continue grilling them until the cheese melts. To add extra flavor, make a simple tomato soup — or buy ready-made soup — to enjoy with your sandwich.

Bread as a Snack

Here’s a great way to make your own crackers: Cut a baguette into small slices and add olive oil on top— flavored olive oil will better the taste — and put the bread in the oven. You can use olive spreads, jam or cheese slices.

Bread for Dessert

Spread butter on two slices of bread. Then put them in a skillet until they are lightly toasted.Spread Nutella on each slice, and then add banana and strawberry slices.If you have more spare time, you can also make monkey bread. Coat a tube pan with cooking spray. Separate the bread into multiple sections and cut the sections into quarters. In a bowl mix 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 5 tablespoons of butter and pour it over the pieces. Put the pan into the oven for 30-35 minutes.

Bread for Dinner

If you’re in a rush for dinner pick up soup from the dining hall. Heat up a pan with butter, garlic powder and dried parsley. Brush that over pieces of baguette and put it in the oven for about 10 minutes. Add cheese to the garlic bread and enjoy with your soup.

If you have more time, you can make mini pizzas. You need mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and bread. Add tomato sauce, mozzarella and tomato slices on each slice. Put in the oven for about 10 minutes and garnish the finished pizza with basil.

Bread is a great food that can be customized very easily. The versatility of it leaves room for creativity, and experimentation. It is a very simple food that can be easily amped-up in dorms. Bread, we loaf you.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, February 27th print edition. Email Juliana Fonseca-Alesso at [email protected].