Why A Toast Is Called A Toast

New Year’s Eve is coming. And that means it’s time to make a toast to 2017. Not surprisingly, there’s nothing I love more than a great toast to top off a festive evening. At the same time, thinking about toasting made me wonder how this tradition even started. Believe it or not, the term “toast” originated in the 16th century when people would drop a piece of toast into a cup of wine to improve the flavor. One of the first written accounts of this was in Shakespeare’s The