Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2013’


Downton Abbey’s New Toaster

In his article entitled Toast and the Brahmin pundit, eminent and erudite Oxford-educated Professor Purushottama Bilmoria¬†explains to the rather overstimulated and excitable Brahmin pundit that one cannot have toast without having baked bread from which to make the toast. I would hazard in similar vein that one cannot have a toast rack without first having a toaster. It’s a cart-before-the-horse …

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Toast and the Brahmin pundit

Purushottama Bilimoria, PhD is Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. He has held fellowships at Oxford University, Harvard University and Shimla University, India. Professor Bilimoria’s¬†research and publications cover classical Indian philosophy, comparative ethics, traditional Indian moral codes of conduct and Indian legal systems and jurisprudence. __________________________________________________________________________ In her sparkling and effervescent reminisces of ‘the ghosts of toasters …

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Silver Toast Racks

Margaret Crumpton and her husband Peter Crumpton are the authors of the book British Ceramic Toast Racks, published by Richard Dennis publications at The Old Chapel on Shepton Beauchamp in Somerset, England. “It is impossible to write about the toast rack without first giving some thought to toast itself. The word toast derives from the Latin torrere (tostum – to …

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