A brief history of bread posted on february 01, 2013 by tina bozzuto | 0 comments where to start some sources maintain that people have been eating cooked grains for 30,000 years but it wasn’t until the neolithic period, 10,000 years ago, that grains were first cultivated in areas near the nile valley. Bread was transported and stored using refrigeration more than most other foods, particularly in north america, as it was a staple food in most diets, more so than other staple foods like meat industrialization bread-baking was industrialised at the start of the 20th century. Last year, aaron bobrow-strain, professor of food politics, wrote a fascinating book about the surprising cultural wars fought over bread: white bread, a social history of the store-bought loaf which brings us to today.
A brief history of bread ears of wheat were crushed with stones and, by leaving the resulting dough to dry in the sun, bread was made (bread without yeast.
Dr sara pennell is a senior history lecturer at the university of greenwich who specialises in social and cultural histories of 17th and 18th-century britain, with particular interests in food cultures, health and architecture.
The practice of making white flour by the process of roller milling was introduced about 1870 although the texture and color of the white flour produced by thi. A brief history of the french baguette revolution, napoleon and french bread the evolution and history of french bread in 1788 and 1789, speculation in the movement, storage and sale of grains combined with adverse weather conditions led to a severe bread shortage throughout france prices for this staple increased beyond affordability, especially for the poor and peasant classes.
The first leavened bread was likely the result of some passing yeast making a home in a bowl of gruel the yeast began eating the sugars present in grain, and excreting co2, producing bubbles that resulted in lighter, airier bread. Bread without leavening is a known as flatbread, and is the most closely related to mankind’s first breads examples include middle eastern pita, indian naan and central american tortillas the most common leavening for bread is yeast.