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The simple beauty of this classic pairing shouldn’t be confined to side plates.

Oh, bread and butter, you are more than just an appetizer—you’re the sustenance of a global population and the pivotal point in a meal.

As you disappear as a complimentary offering from so many restaurants, we’re here to applaud what may be your final bow. You appear to be fading into a mere dining formality, which is a travesty comparable to art without Pollock’s paradoxical precision or film without Godard’s breaking of the fourth wall.

  • Essay:
    Christie Hayden
  • Recipe:
    Andrea Slonecker
  • Photography:
    Gentl and Hyers

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  • Essay:
    Christie Hayden
  • Recipe:
    Andrea Slonecker
  • Photography:
    Gentl and Hyers
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