The PSF White Bread Thread

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Whalehead King
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“How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex?” -Julia Child.




Again with a bug sprayer?!? What's going on with the videos I keep picking? I like that she calls it a Flit Gun, which is what I first thought when I saw it but I didn't think anyone would know what I was talking about.
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Welcome to 1974. C'mon over neighbor and have a sandwich made with some wholesome Holsum Bread.



While you're here, can you help with moving some furniture?

Talk about looking at the past through rose-colored glasses!
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Growing up we always had two types of bread in the house, white and rye. We lived a few blocks away from the Village Bakery which was an amazing Polish family joint. My brother and I would always go there and they would let us try all the cookies. On the weekends the line would be around the corner. I miss that place. When it came time for my mom to buy store bought bread it was always Home Pride for white and Beefsteak for rye.
Now all we buy is Maier's Italian white.
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Here is the installment you have all been waiting for...the white bread most served in our house when I was growing up.

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Mrs Baird's Bread began in 1908 in Fort Worth. In 1908 Ninnie Baird started baking her bread and her sons sold it their neighborhood. She bought a commercial oven and business began to grow. Business was a boomin' for a long time too; all the way up to 1998 when the Baird family sold out to Grupo Bimbo, a baking concern based in Old Meh-hee-co. They had to sell because a couple of years earlier the Baird family (and their company) had a fine levied against them by Uncle Sugar for trying to fix the price of white bread.

Bimbo still bakes Mrs Baird's but no Baird family members are involved anymore. I bet Jose Bimbo isn't standing at the loading dock at day break loading that fresh, hot bread into trucks. Not by a long shot. No one cares like family.


The guy in this commercial is Vernon Baird, a grandson of Mrs. Baird. Vernon was the president of Mrs Baird's and was in lots of commercials back in the 1970s and 80s. Here's one of Vernon making a sandwich and talking a little bread "biness". Things used to be so simple. He passed away in 1992.


Whew. This post really took me down Memory Lame, er, Lane. I'm just exhausted. I'll post my favorite sammich recipes later. Anticipation is the best sauce...just ask @Whalehead King. And, @ncrobb, one of those sammiches has to do with white bread, 'maters, Hellmann's (not Duke's, sorry), and an added twist ingredient. Stay tuned! Same bread time, same bread channel!
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