Keep Things Fresh with Day-Old Bread

Joy Manning

Most restaurant kitchens traffic heavily in the bread trade. Bread cradles sandwiches, plays well with soup and provides a canvas for spreads. Even as the anti-gluten trend rages, many diners still expect their meal to start with a basket of warm rolls and butter. And let’s not leave out toast—consider all the restaurants that have whole sections dedicated to creative ways to crown a charred slice.

With so much bread purchased or baked in-...