Bread. It is either the basis or the bane of some people's kitchen existence.
What bread is, truly, is incredible. From the rich, crusty texture of an Italian ciabatta, to the familiarity of a French baguette, to the flavor, golden color, and crumble of that first mouthful of a Southern cornbread covered in maple syrup, bread can and should be enjoyed in any number of amazing ways. Breads can be perfect hot, homemade, and fresh right out of the oven, or a package of frozen yeast rolls, or biscuits from a can, may work just as well.
The keys to thinking about bread are first, not necessarily making every meal about bread, and second, exploring the great variety and range of breads available: dark pumpernickels, seeded ryes, pitas, naan, breads that are made with a range of grains, or breads that are gluten-free. The scope is endless. So while the bread aisle in the supermarket may be enticing and diverse, there are also more wonderful ways to enjoy this delight—any way you slice it.