Nope! It IS the Bread Box. We used to have a pile of bread on our counter. It was unsightly and disorganized. We tried the pantry but we would loose a loaf behind something and find it when science would not have wanted that project! I picked up this little box from a garage sale. After my awesome Mom refinished it, it has been a staple in our kitchen. Keeping a cleared off kitchen counter can help lessen the stress in your life a little. Actually, keeping ALL the counters in your home cleared off and tidy will definitely make you feel better! This may seem like quite the task but I'm here to tell you this Bread Box can help you a little. Here are a few quick facts about this little storage device:
DID YOU KNOW?
The Bread Box had been used to keep bread fresh for longer periods of time.
- Traditionally it was made from wood and helped to protect the bread from pests like ants and flies.
- The lid fit loose enough to allow air flow which reduced condensation and prevented mold
- The Bread Box helped keep contents at room temperature
- Putting bread in the fridge speeds up the staling process
- Freezing bread halts the staling process
and..... here's the interesting one
- Bread Boxes are not commonly used anymore because the preservatives that are used in bread now and the plastic packaging cause the staling process to slow way down. (disturbing, right?)
So, here's the deal. Bread Boxes can help reduce the clutter on your counter and are the perfect storage solution for your breads especially if they are Organic or Homemade.
"Is it bigger than a breadbox?” (or “Is it bigger than a bread box?") was a catchphrase on the television game show What’s My Line?. Like the game of “Twenty Questions,” the WML celebrity panel tried to find the mystery behind a guest by asking several questions. Comedian Steve Allen asked “Is it bigger than a breadbox?” on the January 18, 1953 show. Allen hadn’t raised the question as a joke, but the audience laughed at it. Allen then repeated the question on subsequent shows.
(Side note information sourced from barrypopik.com)