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You know why people always compare the best things to sliced bread? Because sliced bread is truly the world’s best invention. It’s almost like an edible plate that allows you to eat whatever you put on it. The problem is that most don’t make the most of this food invention, only putting butter or jam on theirs. But if you’re looking for a better spread for your bread, then check out these alternative spreads inspired by cultures from all around the world.
Butter And Sugar
Famous in India, people there don’t just spread plain old butter – they sweeten it with sugar too. For those that love savory flavor of bread and butter, try sprinkling some sugar on your slice next time.
Cheese And Jam
We all know about jam as a spread. But in Germany, they spread their on top of cheese as well. The savory taste of cheese perfectly compliments the sweet taste of a strawberry or raspberry jam.
Some of you already know about the popular Nutella spread. But in Italy, everyone knows about it, because everyone eats it there. For those of you that have never tried it, Nutella is made from nuts, but has a hint of chocolate flavor.
Condensed Milk And Butter
Condensed milk toast is a breakfast staple in Asia. It’s just like the butter with sugar spread, just a lot creamier.
Here we have the beginnings of a pizza. In Spain, they love to put tomato sauce on their bread. You can have it on it’s own, or add some meats to simulate the pizza experience.
In Greece they spread Tzatziki. A combination of yogurt mixed with cucumbers, salt, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, as well as dill. It takes a little preparation, but once you try it, you’ll never have a plain slice of bread again.
Leave it to the Swiss to sweeten everything in sight. This includes bread. While they do have doughnuts in the Netherlands, they also put sprinkles on their bread as a topping. Just make sure if you adopt this spread for your breakfast that you have a great Dentist on hand as well.
Dulce de Leche
In Argentina, they spread caramelized sweetened milk. Also known as Dulce de Leche. This takes the Asian condensed milk and spices it up a notch, making for a great dessert, rather than a daily breakfast addition.
Popular in Sweden, they put prawns on their bread. Sure, prawns are not something readily available, or just sitting in your refrigerator – but if you’re having a dinner party, this does make quite a wonderful appetizer.
Mushroom and Cheese
A little more complicated because it takes some cooking, but the Polish people love spreading mushrooms and cheese on their bread, then topped with some tomato sauce. Consider this a meal, or a poor man’s pizza that’s rich in flavor.