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February 6th, 2007


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10:31 pm - Toast !
Why is it so hard for hotels to provide decent toast for breakfast ?

In my world, toast spends approximately 6 milliseconds going from the toasting device to my plate, whereupon it is slathered in probably-unhealthy amounts of room-temperature butter - which promptly melts in very nicely and makes for a good toast experience.

In HotelWorld[tm], though, toast is either left lying around for seconds - possibly minutes! - before it reaches my plate, or the butter is chilled (wtf?), or the bread is wimpy thin stuff that makes rubbish toast anyway. The Hinckley-whatever-they're-called-this-month is one of the worst offenders, of course - I've seen people resort to propping their toast on top of a cup of tea in an attempt to get it up to a decent temperature (doesn't really work, though, it ends up all soggy).
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From:the_ladylark
Date:February 6th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
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Funnily enough, I believe the toast was the least of people's worries regarding the food at the Hinkley-whatnot :P
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From:mireille21
Date:February 7th, 2007 08:22 am (UTC)
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I agree wholeheartedly.
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From:alexwinolj
Date:February 7th, 2007 10:08 am (UTC)

The toast is hotter on the other side of the planet...

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Ha! This is probably the best incentive you will ever have to return to Adelaide!

(Have you ever come across the sort of B&B that will make a big batch of toast at 7 a.m. and line it all up in toast racks? If you come down to breakfast at 8:30, they will proudly give you a rack of 7 a.m. toast and expect you to be pleased at not having to wait for your toast to be cooked. I think the toast rack is the worst invention since sliced bread.)
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From:tlingel
Date:February 7th, 2007 10:54 am (UTC)
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I'm wondering what it will be like at Redmeption this year. I don't remember it being too bad in '05, but I got spoilt by the hospital where they were actually quite good at toast, although for the first few weeks ( at least when I was well enough to pay attention) I chose porridge rather than ordinary cereal as I don't get on well with raw milk; intolerance rather than allergy, fortunately, so not actually dangerous, but still annoying. I shall be on the unhealthy meat-based breakfasts, by the look of things.

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