This is more related to eating than cooking: is there a kind of food that I can use to absorb sauce but that doesn't dry out as fast as bread?
I was thinking in the context of using bread to get the remaining sauce from a plate. And rice of pasta are par meals whereas this would be complementary to a meal.
when you say "dry out fast" do you mean over the course of the meal, or that the loaf dries out over a few days before you can eat it all?
I mean over 1 or 2 days, which for me is a pretty short period of time, too short for it to be worth buying fresh bread ever.
Depending on the meal, would thick cut chips be a suitable substitute? (UK chips FYI)
Yes I guess it could work, although not as well because chips don't absorb as well as bread, but it does take more effort and time to prepare. I had something easier in mind but I realize that what I'm looking for might not exist.
I was thinking of something like indian naan bread but I'm not sure that it is much better at staying fresh...