Crumbs - The History Of Bread

Simon Parkes looks at the development of civilisation by tracing the history of bread.

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0119990719

Simon Parkes looks at the development of civilisation by tracing the history of bread.

The early grains and first flat breads, born in Mesopotamia and recreated in Gloucestershire.

0219990720

The early history of ovens and the early leavened breads of the Middle East.

0319990721

Simon Parkes assesses the influence of rye and sourdough.

0419990722

The Jewish challah, the corn breads of harvest suppers and the rich panettone of Verona - Simon Parkes discusses religious and celebratory loaves.

05 LAST19990723

The impact of the Chorleywood bread process, which paved the way for the factory loaf.