Happy National French Toast Day!

Today is Hump Day, as well as National French Toast Day.

November 28 is National French Toast Day!

Do I hear a “neh” to French toast?! No way! You got to be kidding. French toast is like the best thing ever. Look!

Whether swimming in maple syrup, dusted with powdered sugar or topped with fruit, French toast has had a special place on breakfast tables for many years, or even centuries. One of the earliest known references to French toast is in “Apicius”, a collection of Latin recipes, dates back to as early as 4th century. Back then, French toast was made differently, not soaked in eggs and milk which we love so much today.

Whether the French call it “pain perdu” (lost or wasted bread, suggesting that the dish is a use for bread which has forgotten or gone stale) or the English knows it as “poor knight’s pudding” (because it was a simple and inexpensive dish that a knight with no money could afford), no one could resist the buttery goodness of French toast.

Whether it is breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, French toast marries well with any kind of topping (honey, Nutella, yogurt, bacon, tomato ketchup, cheese, cold cuts, ice cream, nuts, etc).

I am lucky to have some for lunch.

If you are wondering what to have for a nice change of pace dinner, here is something to try especially if you have not had it in a while. Make sure you say “oui, oui” to seconds if you’re lucky enough to enjoy this treat today.

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18 Responses to Happy National French Toast Day!

  1. i love your pics! this makes me wanna eat breakfast for dinner tonight!

  2. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail. says:

    Beautiful post .Pictures that encourage you to go to the kitchen.So tempting.

  3. cottoncandy says:

    Wow your photography is awesome! This looks delicious 😉

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  6. Hello Irene!

    What beautiful pics of french toast! and honestly! I’ve never heard of a national french toast day. Well, I guess it’s similar to the Gnocchi day they have on the 29th of every month in Argentina!

    Hope you enjoyed your breakfast!


  7. Leah says:

    Looks delicious. I love all the history tidbits sprinkled in your post too!

  8. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  9. gotasté says:

    good food can be just that simple. i wanna have it for supper too.

  10. Luna Night says:

    ohmygoodness i was looking for some pretty french toast pictures to put up on my own blog, but then i saw the original link so i clicked it and OMG your photography is absolutely gorgeous. are you a professional?? the angles are beautiful!! your other posts are just down right stunning as well.

    would it be okay if i could use your pictures? i will have a link to your blog to credit your photos! if not, that’s ok. i got to stumble upon your blog anyways!

    • Irene says:

      Hi Luna! Sorry for the late reply. I just got back from a trip where there was no wifi access. Thank you so much for your kind words. And Of course you could use one of the pics for your blog. Thanks for stopping by!

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