bread basket


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bread basket

an agricultural area, such as the U.S. Midwest, that provides large amounts of food to other areas. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
See: Farming
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Runner-up was Damien Slaney with his in-sauce Welsh Beef served in a pizza bread basket.
"Deconstruct the dish: Ask for sauces and dressings on the side, or substitute more nutritious side items in place of the buttery mashed potatoes or double-loaded mac and cheese," states Freirich, "Also, make temptations and calories disappear by asking the waiter to skip the bread basket, and place half of your entree in a take-home container at the very beginning of the meal."
Anything that isn't on a menu at a chain restaurant, such as a bread basket or drinks at the bar.
Leslie Ramsammy said after many troubling years, Guyana now has the potential to again emerge as the bread basket of the Caribbean.
Meanwhile, on the date itself 74 percent of women say they would avoid the bread basket and carb dishes at dinner on the big night, to ensure their tummy is as flat as possible.
However, US farmers might welcome wet weather this year, as increased rain could mitigate losses in the Californian dairy and wine sectors caused by a three-year long drought and alleviate the parched conditions across the US "bread basket" of Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma.
Those who told them about their origin could only say with any certainty they had been carried by many caretakers to a port on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, where they were placed on a ship and into the arms of an old rabbi and his wife, who bundled Bloom's father together with his mother and her twin sister in a bread basket. Each child, so far as the rabbi and his wife knew, had yet been named.
Sally Harris said hers was only the second family to own the bakers, now called the Bournville Bread Basket.
Ask nicely and you can raid the bread basket and make yourself a little picnic for the day.
Zaro's Bread Basket has renewed its ground-floor lease at Sherwood Equities' 370 Lexington Avenue and will open a store there in space previously used for baking.
We were taught that Syria was the 'bread basket' of the Roman Empire because of the fertility of its lands and the abundance of water in it.
If we win we will be bringing the World Championships back to western Europe - the bread basket of the sport.