Bread: A Slice of History John Marchant

ISBN: 9780752447483

Published: January 1st 2009

Paperback

240 pages


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Bread: A Slice of History  by  John Marchant

Bread: A Slice of History by John Marchant
January 1st 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 240 pages | ISBN: 9780752447483 | 9.78 Mb

Bread plays an important role in the folklore, culture, religion, and politics of residents of wheat-growing countries. It symbolizes fertility, prosperity, and protection against evil, and provides healing and consolation in times of hardship. It isMoreBread plays an important role in the folklore, culture, religion, and politics of residents of wheat-growing countries. It symbolizes fertility, prosperity, and protection against evil, and provides healing and consolation in times of hardship.

It is also good to eat. The past 130 years, in particular, have seen dramatic changes in the way bread is made and in the patterns of consumption. Whether you like your bread white, sliced, and wrapped or stone-ground and wholemeal, or in the form of baguettes, bagels, or brioches, this book will tell you how they evolved and the technological, social, and economic changes that brought them to your local baker or supermarket at a price you can afford.

Here is an authoritative overview of the most important of foodstuffs.



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