One of my Christmas gifts this year was a bread warmer from Michie Tavern, a small touristy tavern serving Colonial-era food on original pewter plates, buffet style. I have been to this place only once during an 8th grade trip to the East Coast.
When my parents traveled there a few years ago, they picked this gift up for me, and have been hoarding it in their closet for the past few years. Well this year they gave it to me. I”l post a picture in a bit, but I liked the card that was attached to it so much, that I thought I’d post that here.
Bread: Legend and Lore
Bread – “The Symbol of Friendship & Hospitality”
In ancient times many cultures believed bread was a Gift from God.
English: “Bread is the Staff of Life”
Russian: Bread is the symbol of friendship.
Spanish: “All sorrows are less with bread.”
Italian: “Bread is all food, the rest is merely accompaniment.”
German: Bread is the symbol of home and family.
French: “As good as Bread”
Danish: “Bread is better than the song of the birds.”
American Indians danced the “Bread Dance” for prosperity and good crops.
Slavic Proverb: “Without bread even a palace is sad, but with it a Pine Tree is paradise.”