Why Bread? It is interesting that bread would make a difference in history, but it has. Bread has been around for eons and it has provided people with sustenance and pleasure during its history of existence. Many types of bread are easy to transport, some don’t use leavening such as yeast, some are savory and still others are fluffy. This project will cover the approximation of when bread first came to be and how it has advanced in its production and recipes over the years.
When we think about bread, do we really think about how long it has been around or how it has been made through the ages? Bread has been around almost since the beginning of time. Of course, it couldn’t have come into existence until man had an idea of how to make it.
There are many different kinds of bread. Some are flat, much like the tortilla or pita bread. Other breads are savory and use the whole wheat or other grains mixed in, as well as other savory ingredients. Still other breads are light and fluffy, made that way from the yeast or other leavening ingredients put into the dough.
Let’s look at some of the history of bread. How it is made, laws pertaining to it, and what it has meant to mankind over the ages.
Events Leading to the Advancement through History
In the Beginning
Bread came into existence in the Stone Age
We might like to think that bread has been around forever, but in essence, it couldn’t have come into existence until man knew about grains and what could be done with them. According to the web site Food History, Chef Steven Holloway has provide much information about bread. He states that, “in the Stone Age, people made solid cakes from stone-crushed barley and wheat.” (Holloway, 2007) From this information, you can see that the breads made back in that time period, there wasn’t any leavening agents used, or...