Melba toast


Also created by Auguste Escoffier for opera singer Dame Nellie Melba (see melba sauce), this toast is exceedingly thin and dry. It's sold packaged in most supermarkets and is used to accompany soups, salads and the like.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Keep Reading

Next Up

50 Toasts

Think beyond butter: Here are dozens of ways to top your toast.

Photographs by Levi Brown

50 Easy Toast Toppers

Find 50 ideas for quick and easy toast toppers from Food Network Magazine.

And Now, a Toast...

Have some fun at your next dinner party and serve a cheese course with toast shaped like goats, cows and sheep to match each cheese.

New Toast Trend

The newest trend popping out of toasters may be sweeter than you think. Sweet potato "toast" is gaining on traditional toast as a favorite nutritious snack. The Kitchen's giving you a first look at the trend with two unique takes on a breakfast classic.

Is Sweet Potato Toast the New Avocado Toast?

Have you gotten in on this breadless "toast" trend?

Win This Toaster Oven!

We're giving away one KRUPS Toaster Oven to one randomly-selected commenter.

What’s for Breakfast? English Beans and Toast

What's for breakfast in the UK? Eggs and Beans; try Food Network Magazine's modernized version for breakfast this weekend.

Spotlight Recipe: Peach French Toast Bake

I recently made this decadent treat for brunch. Topped with maple syrup and Greek yogurt, it made my guests go wild!

Why Toast Is On-Trend

Think beyond butter and flip through Food Network Magazine’s 50 toast recipes.