Bread plane

identifier
ID 1320
morphology
morphology
craft
holotype

MOT V 2017.0144 (France) L=13,5cm WD=13,5cm WT=394gr

alias
bread slicer (syn.)
description

The bread plane (1) is used to shave and crumble small pieces of hardened bread.

Originally, this was done to thicken cooking liquid or broth with crumbled bread, the soupe (2). The tool was mainly spread in France in the nineteenth century in places where fresh bread could not be baked often or not all year round.

See also the bread slicer. [MOT]

(1) Proper name unknown. Derived from French 'rabot à pain'.

MOT V 2017.0144

MOT V 2017.0144