French Toast Isn't Actually From France!
Believe it or not - French Toast isn't from France, that's a myth.
According to legend, a man named Joseph French created French Toast. He created the deliciously sweet dish in 1724 and advertised it as "French Toast" (he did not add the apostrophe).
However, before we give Joseph French all the credit, we should go back in history a bit more.
According to a collection of recipes from early 5th century AD, the dish we now know as French toast existed as early as the age of the Roman Empire! With their style of French toast, called Pan Dulcis, Romans would soak bread in a milk and egg mixture, then fry it in oil or butter.
Others say French toast was created by medieval European cooks who needed to use every morsel of food they could find to feed their families. They knew day-old bread could be revived when moistened and heated. They added eggs for additional moisture and protein.
Other known names for French toast: German toast, eggy bread, French-fried bread, Poor Knights of Windsor, Spanish toast, nun's toast, and pain perdu (means "lost bread" in French).