Ya know, I’ve never been popular. I’ve never done the popular things or been “in the know.” That’s just not me. I’m not really concerned with that type of thing. I don’t hop on bandwagons and I don’t follow trends. Instead, I tend to prefer the “old school” method of doing things. I like old stuff.
It may be for that last reason that I find this new “anti-bread” age disturbing. Why is everyone on a gluten-free diet? What did bread to do get such a bad rep? It smells delicious – it tastes delicious – and it just looks pretty.
Let me take a second to say that I realize not everyone can eat bread. I have friends who are severely allergic to gluten, so they don’t eat bread. I also have friends and family members that have medical conditions that don’t allow them to eat wheat. I think that’s the smart and responsible thing for them to do – they have a hard job and I give them GREAT respect. I also have family members who are allergic to bees…so they try to keep their distance. Does that mean everyone should be deathly afraid of bees? Heck no! If you don’t have an allergy, why not enjoy the lovely gift of bread that God gave us?
NOTE: This is my view for my family. I’m not telling you how to live or what to eat. I’m simply giving you the reasons why we eat bread and why we think the anti-bread age is downright silly. If you don’t want to eat bread, that’s great. Can I have your piece? [Read more…]