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National Toast Day

Celebrate National Toast Day by raising a slice to the simplest yet most versatile breakfast staple there is. Let's toast to toast!
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February 29
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Get ready to butter up and celebrate National Toast Day on Feb. 29! This fantastic foodie festivity is dedicated to a humble slice of bread's transformation into a crispy, golden delight. Originating in the United Kingdom in 2014 by the Tiptree World Bread Awards, its purpose was to honor the role toast plays in our culinary lives, from the breakfast table to gourmet restaurant menus. Enjoyed worldwide with a plethora of toppings - from sweet jellies to savory avocado, there's no better day to explore the vast world of toast combinations than on this exciting and delicious day. So, let's raise our slices high and toast to Toast!

History of National Toast Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>14th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Toasting Bread</div><div class='timeline-text'>The practice of toasting bread began in the 14th century to improve the taste of stale bread.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1430</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Toast Recipe</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first recipe for toast was written in a Latin cookbook in 1430.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1893</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Toaster</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first electric bread toaster was invented by Alan MacMasters in Edinburgh, Scotland.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1926</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Automatic Pop-Up Toaster</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Waters Genter Company developed the first automatic, pop-up, electric toaster, named the Toastmaster.</div></div></div>

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Toast Day Initiation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Tiptree World Bread Awards in the United Kingdom officially designated February 29th as National Toast Day.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Toast Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Experiment with toppings</h3><p class='facts-text'>Toast doesn't have to be boring. Spread avocado for a trendy avocado toast or go sweet with a spread of Nutella and banana slices.  Let your imagination run wild.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Try international toasts</h3><p class='facts-text'>Toasts are enjoyed globally with different takes. Grab a recipe for French toast, Spanish Pan con Tomaquet, or Italian Bruschetta for a toast tour around the world.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host a toast potluck breakfast</h3><p class='facts-text'>Invite friends or family over for a toast-themed breakfast where everyone brings their favorite kind of bread and topping. This is a great way to sample new flavors and combinations.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Make a toast cookbook</h3><p class='facts-text'>Compile all your favorite toast recipes into a mini cookbook. You’ll have a fun activity and something to remember this National Toast Day by!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create toast art</h3><p class='facts-text'>Get yourself a toast stencil or cut out shapes from parchment paper and place them on your bread before popping it in the toaster. The result? Artful toasts that are too cute to eat!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Toast Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Toast is Quick and Easy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the reasons why we love National Toast Day is because it celebrates a breakfast staple that is quick and easy to prepare. All you need is bread and a toaster, and you're set. Whether you're running late for work or want a fast, simple snack, toast is there for you.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Endless Variety</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There’s no limit to how you can enjoy your toast. From sweet spreads like jam and Nutella, to savory options like avocado or egg, the possibilities of toast toppings are endless. Plus, different cultures have their own unique versions of toast, from French toast to Italian bruschetta, making it a universally loved food.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It Inspires Creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Toast Day also encourages us to get creative with our meals. It's not just about spreading butter anymore - you can create toast art, experiment with new toppings, or even host a toast potluck. It's a fun way to transform a staple food into something exciting and unique.</p></div></div>

5 Crispy Facts for National Toast Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Making Toast was a Job in Ancient Rome</h3><p class='facts-text'>In Ancient Rome, it was someone's job to toast the bread. An entire profession, known as the “tostum,” was dedicated to the slice of toasted bread served with the meal.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Word "Toast" Comes from Latin</h3><p class='facts-text'>The word "toast" itself comes from the Latin word "tostum," meaning to burn or scorch.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Toasted Bread Used in Drinks</h3><p class='facts-text'>In the old days, people used pieces of toasted bread to flavour their drinks. This is where the term "toasting (as in to drink to something)" comes from.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The First Electric Toaster Was Invented in 1893</h3><p class='facts-text'>The first electric toaster did not pop up the toast when it was done. Hand-produced by Crompton and Co., the Eclipse took roughly 1–2 minutes to brown bread on one side, so the user had to attend closely to its operation.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Toast Plays an Important Role in Many Cultures</h3><p class='facts-text'>From French toast in France to the traditional British beans on toast, this humble food is a staple in many cultures' cuisines.</p></div></div>

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