From the November 1970 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Prosit, Salud, Cheers, Slainte, etc.

Q.: What actually is the history of the toast?

A.: Years ago, people would put a piece of bread "parched with heat"--the literal meaning of the word "toast"--into a tankard of beer or a glass of wine. By so doing, they believed they improved the flavor.

-- Rocky Mountain News

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