DH and I love bread with our dinner. I don't think it's a sign of poverty, but maybe more that the food I cooked is super delicious and the sauce can not be left on the plate!
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02-12-2011 10:11 #31
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02-12-2011 10:51 #34
Depending on the culture for one, but i think it may have been - fill up on bread to satisfy the family on a small amount of 'real' foods.
But then the kids of those families probably didn't have that association, so it's just normal to crack out a loaf of bread & butter with every meal, because that's what's normal. That could filter through generations without actually being anything to do with poverty.
But my DF is Lebanese and his family would have a packet of Lebanese bread with every meal.
Though i think eating bread with every meal I think you get used to a level of 'fullness' that's really over full. Like for ages df would eat a full dinner and then make a sandwich immediately, because his body felt 'empty' because he didn't feel bloated.
So I think it's also a good habit to get out of. I don't think it's terribly healthy. I'm glad my DF doesn't do it anymore
02-12-2011 11:07 #35
For us it depends on the meal but delicious soft bread is awesome
02-12-2011 12:49 #36Senior Member
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I'm part italian and always had some sort of bread at fancy/event dinners. We don't have it every night. It has strong links to our Catholic upbringing of "breaking bread"
GO to the opposite end of the spectrum, Hubby's always had rice at fancy/event dinners.
it's a cultural thing not poverty thing. If you used that excuse every hotel in major metropoliton centres are in poverty as they serve bread with dinner.
It's a cultural thing NOT a poverty thing.
15-02-2012 09:49 #37
15-02-2012 14:07 #38
my hubby was western aust's chef of the year twice....
he often pulls out a loaf of white bread and butter with dinner.
most restaurants serve bread and butter as an appetiser. just because it's sliced white bread and not turkish bread, ciabatta or a white dinner roll i don't think it matters.
i don't think it's a sign of poverty, just the sign of a hungry guy
15-02-2012 14:54 #39
I don't thinks its a sign that your poor, my parents always have bread with dinner, maybe because that's how they were brought up? We only have bread at dinner when we have soup bread goes straight to my thighs if I'm feeling norty I'll have some with a saucy meal, nothing beats soaking up delicious sauces with a freshly baked loaf of bread or dinner rolls
15-02-2012 15:08 #40Senior Member
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I remember somebody telling me that that in China, having too much rice is a sign of poverty or looked down upon, as it harks back to the days where they couldn't afford meat and just had to fill up on rice.
I guess bread with meals might have had the same origins - a cheap filler because there is not enough other food?
Not sure. I don't serve bread with meals and I didn't grow up with it being served with meals so it seems unusual to me.
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