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Bread : a Global History.

Author: William Rubel
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2011.
Series: Edible.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 and reap cereals, the grains necessary for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rubel, William.
Bread : A Global History.
London : Reaktion Books, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Rubel
ISBN: 9781861899613 1861899610
OCLC Number: 767502730
Description: 1 online resource (162 pages).
Contents: Cover; Imprint page; Contents; Introduction; 1. The Early History of Bread; 2. Bread as a Social Marker; 3. Parameters of Taste; 4. World of Bread: An Eccentric Travelogue; 5. Bread in the Twenty-first Century; Recipes; Glossary; Select Bibliography; Websites and Associations; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements; Index.
Series Title: Edible.

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An approachable introduction to the history and the many forms that bread takes throughout the world, Bread provides an analysis of the different components of bread such as crust and crumb, and  Read more...

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'In discussing bread one can "find oneself talking about some of the largest issues of history and society," as William Rubel notes in his sprightly primer ... [he] is well versed in early history Read more...

 
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