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May 21, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: Bread name

ViennafrenchMatt Harvey writes:

I spotted this bread sign at a Brookshire's Grocery Store (a chain in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas).

  Since the bread is named "Vienna," wouldn't that make the bread Austrian instead of French?


Vienna is a type of bread, so it probably means that it was a French variety of Vienna bread.

I see what you mean, though, as its kind of strange.

Posted by: chewy5000 at May 21, 2007 03:08 AM

Wait a minute, aren't ALL (or at least most) kinds of breadable to be sliced for sandwiches, used for table bread AND cut for stuffing? Is that all they can say to make this vienna bread special? stuff that other breads can do as well. If anything, THAT'S what's broken.

Posted by: Del_Cambo at May 21, 2007 10:09 AM

Del_Cambo, there are actually some breads that are better suited for some uses than others. A baguette isn't really good for sandwiches (nor is any really firm-crusted bread, really), I probably wouldn't use challah for stuffing, etc.

Nevertheless, Vienna French bread makes no sense. Unless the name of the bakery is Vienna, and this is their French bread.

Posted by: Steve J at May 21, 2007 02:09 PM

My grandfather was from Austria.

Posted by: flarn2006 at May 24, 2007 05:42 PM

My grandfather is from Austria.

Posted by: flarn2006 at May 24, 2007 05:42 PM

oops i clicked stop and changed was to is (he's not dead)

Posted by: flarn2006 at May 24, 2007 05:43 PM

I once saw a label in Consumer Reports' "Selling It" column that said:

London Brand

Persian Seedless Limes

Distributed by London, Inc. in Ohio

Produce of Mexico

Posted by: TIBE4ME at May 27, 2007 09:06 PM

so it's "meat," bread, and stuffing all at once? it's the swiss army knife of food!

Posted by: me at June 17, 2007 08:35 PM

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