Bread: A Global History (The Edible Series)
It is difficult to think of a food more basic, more essential, and more universal than bread. Common to the diets of both the rich and the poor, bread is one of our oldest foods. Loaves and rolls have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs, and wheat has been found in pits where human settlements flourished 8,000 years ago. Many anthropologists argue that the ability to sow...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by Reaktion Books
(first published September 15th 2011)
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Writing the history of bread in 140 pages is an almost impossibly broad task. Rubel gives it a good shot, and ends up with a book that's fairly interesting. But the subject of bread, including flatbreads, is simply far too broad to do any kind of justice in such a short book.