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Posted by Pdianek on November 10, 2003

In Reply to: Common phrases posted by Clarissa on November 10, 2003

: Where does the phrase 'a round of bread' come from, when most breads are square shaped???

Though I've never come across the phrase, as a recreational baker I'll say that although many breads are now made in pans (moulds) that are basically rectangular and give square-ish slices, if you visit any artisanal baker (US/UK) or *any* baker in a Third World country, you'll find breads made the way they've been formed for centuries: round. E.g., pita; naan; the rustic breads of Europe; tortillas....