Breakfast toast

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The Toast That's One Step Beyond Buttered
Australian chef and restaurateur Bill Granger, who wrote the foreword to the new book The World's Best Brunches, definitely has mornings when he "can't be bothered to cook." On those days, he turns to a foolproof morning dish—toast—that he takes to a new level by making sure it has three key elements: a crunchy base (from sourdough bread), something smooth (avocado or buffalo mozzarella) and a fresh fruit or vegetable (often sliced tomato).