Author Notes: Some define the beginning of civilization when language was created. Others say the dawn of agriculture. But the beginning of culture as I understand it, began when the first loaf of bread was broken and shared. What better image of community can you ask for? It’s not just a vessel for when you’re dipping it in a sauce or making a sandwich. Let’s celebrate bread on it’s own merit. —Just Me and The Clams
slices of thickly sliced bread (classic Italian works well)
stick of butter
cloves of garlic, minced
tablespoons mixed herbs (I used a mix of basil, thyme, and oregano here)
Salt and Pepper
- Blend the butter, garlic, and herbs together until well incorporated. Smear about 1/2 tablespoon on each side of each slice, all the way to the edges.
- Place these on the grill, but not on direct heat. This works best if you have a raised grill shelf or grate. Grill only until it starts to char, about 4 minutes, then flip and grill another 3.