Taking toast to new height
The latest culinary craze in Japan is to perfect the art of making toast. In Japan it's made from shokupan - which is a soft, white loaf. Mitsubishi has brought out a $400 toaster..well it's more thahn a toaster - it's a bread oven...it toasts a singel slice of bread at a time, sealing it inside a metal box and toasting it with two hot plates. Meanwhile, if you prefer eating out, Centre the Bakery, in Tokyo's upmarket Ginza district, provides a range of toasters that diners can choose from and use at their tables.