Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Heel of the bread

I bought a loaf of Dempsters' bread for lunches this week.

Gord said last night that he really likes this bread and that he ate the crust while he was making his lunch for today.

My response was, of course, he did since it's on the outside of a slice of bread and I've never known him to cut it off.

After further discussion, I discovered that he meant the end of the loaf of bread.

I've always called it "the heel".

Gord had never heard it called that and thought I was nuts.

So I Googled it.

According to the Free Dictionary, one of the meanings of "heel" is ... one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread.

So there, Gord!!!

Is it just an east coast Canada thing (I'm originally from Nova Scotia)?

What do you call the end of a loaf of bread?


Angie in TO said...

The heel! But I'm from NS too. :)

RennyBA's Terella said...

In Norway we call it "Skalk", the same word as in your English 'bowlerhatt'.

LeeAnn said...

I have always heard it called
the heel as well.

Tatiana said...

Just goes to show ya - women are always right :)

It's heel over here too.

steve said...

I call it the crusted end...i hate it for some reason..its like you cant do anything with it..only one side is useable.....good for feeding the birds..zman sends

Isabel said...

ha ha. We call it the end. Joey calls it the butt.

Teresa said...

Its always been the heel at our house. You are 100% correct!

Lord of the Wings said...

Never heard it called the heel, but it works I think. I've only ever heard to it as the ends.

And I agree with Steve, I don't care for it. Not good for sandwiches, not good on it's own. Good for the birds!

Tina said...

i have never heard of the heel either! i say crust!

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Lady Banana said...

I've heard it called heel before but I don't like that name as reminds me of crusty old feet!

So I just call it crust..