Man explains the real reason why restaurants give out free bread at the start of a meal
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The 'real reason' why restaurants give out free bread at the start of a meal has been revealed.
Especially when you're on a low carb vibe in the lead up, which makes you crave that fluffy, warm bread dipped in dangerous amounts of olive oil and balsamic, or butter.
And, apparently, it's not used as just a filler.
While sitting at a restaurant with his wife, Manvir Dosanjh explained: "Why do they give us free bread at restaurants?
"Look as this bread, it's delicious with butter.
"What happens when you eat the bread, [it] spikes your blood sugar, then it crashes.
"So what happens?
"You want to eat more, you have more cravings at the end to buy desserts.
"So what do we do instead?"
As a solution, he opts to fill up on little pockets of powdered fibre first.
"I did it, my fiancee did it," he said in one of his videos.
"What happens is my blood sugars is now under control.
"No more cravings, no more bloatings. Now, at the end, you don't have to buy desserts.
"You're going to feel better, take care your health and save money while you're at it."
While his logic does sound pretty legit, it definitely is not the only explanation out there.
Back in 2022, people wrote to The Guardian to share their thoughts on bread-gate.
Ken Grant - a culinarian and chef working in the business for more than 40 years - said: "I would say that, in some cases, an establishment has a good baker and a great recipe and just want to showcase.
"In other cases, it might be to reduce consumption in an 'all you can eat' situation.
"In other cases, it is simply a delightful pairing to get the taste buds flowing and might induce further requests for other options or courses. But I will say: if the bread is not good at the start of any meal, it can easily spoil the entire meal."
Whereas another person suggested: "It’s because bread defrosts quicker than the meal."
Someone else also said: "Most restaurants in the UK don’t do this now, in my experience. Bread is now one of the starters listed. Even in places where it appears to be complimentary, you are generally charged for it."
They aren't wrong there.