I'm a huge fan of toast.
Bread's okay - it's good for feeding to pigeons and making french onion soup, but it takes on an extra zest when exposed to heat. Notice I didn't say that bread was good for sandwiches - it is, but any sandwich can be made instantly better by being on toast. (Or toasted after, whatever works.)
People can be picky with the topping they put on their toast; some people I know get offended if you suggest anything but butter. (Boring.)
Jams, jellies, spreads. There are whole aisles of your local grocery store devoted to toast. I'm not entirely picky, as I like to vary the toppings from time to time. I just realized I've never tried cream cheese on toast, I've always left it for bagels.
Now I'll have something else to try tomorrow.
What bread to I prefer to subject to heat and transform into heavenly, yet decadent toast?
I used to be a whole wheat fan, but now I change it up and go with the whole grain breads. Something about crunching into your toast and watching a whole seed shoot out is extremely satisfying.
When in a restaurant, I order sourdough bread about 98% of the time. I say 98% just because sometimes they don't have it, and sometimes I just forget. Toasted sourdough with jam or even just butter is divine. (Yes I said divine. Straight guys can use that word too, you know.)
Don't be afraid of toast.
It can be breakfast, a snack, accompanying a meal, or the meal itself.
Love Toast. Appreciate Toast. Embrace Toast.
Just not right after it pops up - it's hot then.