“This is not merely a book about bread as bread, the end result of grass seed ground into flour, but about bread as a signifier of transformation, both personally and historically.” —Peter Reinhart, from his foreword
This book will be appreciated by those who like the truth about the food history.
This is a very interesting book which sets forth the impact that bread has throughout history, art, religion and politics down through the ages.
I have often wondered about the things in our lives we take most for granted, simple things like a knot, a fork, bread.
Clearly the predecessor to Michael Pollan's food expository books. If you like Pollan, you will enjoy this even more.Published 2 months ago by Patricia
I loved this. As a food historian I would recommend this book to all interested in food, especially bread, grains, and baking.Published 10 months ago by Dr. Sylvia Onusic, Your Public Health Advocate
The book looks at human progress through the lens of mankind's essential element: bread. It's a different perspective and far more inclusive than exclusive. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kathryn R
Great reading of a respected scholar.
Takes you back thousands of years in history of food and plant domestication. Read more
Great read if you are into baking bread and wondering how we came to be eating it all the time.Published 16 months ago by Uncle Bob
Everything you never thought you would want to know about bread.... This book was very slow, very boring. Started to want to get the cliff notes.Published 23 months ago by KlutterReader
I ate it up! This is an anecdotal memoir-type history, memoir as opposed to autobiography because instead of exhaustive history, one thread--bread--is traced through the... Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by mcgillbolt