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I have just been visiting the supermarket, and been bewildered by some of the products on offer. I have previously enjoyed tiger bread, which appears to be a long flat loaf with sesame oil on top.

I encountered a novelty this evening, though which was giraffe bread, the ingredients of which are unclear. It is long, but otherwise not all that reminiscent of a giraffe.

Could anyone refer me to a source to help me out with the meanings of these strange names? Are there others of this sort? Where should I look for a definitive list of bread names?

Edit, as Mark Beadles suggests: this shopping was done in the North-East of England. I didn't notice any tiger or giraffe meat being involved.

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According to Google and Wikipedia, giraffe bread is tiger bread. Is yours not? – zpletan Apr 18 '12 at 21:00
Knowing what part of the English-speaking world you're asking this about would be helpful. Here in the Midwest US these terms would imply bread made with tiger or giraffe meat. :/ – Mark Beadles Apr 18 '12 at 21:07
@Mark Beadles - hey Mark, this is a cooking question. Be not criticism! – Elberich Schneider Apr 18 '12 at 21:16
maybe this would be a better question for cooking.stackexchange.com? – Cameron Apr 18 '12 at 21:22
I have no idea what giraffe bread is, and I don't feel motivated to look it up right now. But I have complete confidence that if I could be bothered, I'd find the answer in seconds. This is General Reference. – FumbleFingers Apr 18 '12 at 21:42
up vote 4 down vote accepted

See here for a complete explanation of your cooking question: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16812545

Also, I highly doubt that there is a 'definitive list' of bread. Everyday someone can add a name to this list.

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funny :) makes me think about how germans put two words together to make a 'new' one with a different meaning. the word 'pineapple' comes to mind...what to pines have to do with apples/giraffes with bread ? seems to me the clue is in the pattern: pine cones have Fibonacci spirals as do pineapples...probably the dark/bright brown contrasted pattern on the surface of the bread looks similar to a giraffes one. If everyday someone can add a name, I'll be that someone today: reaction-diffusion bread B-) – George Profenza Apr 18 '12 at 21:46

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