Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Staff of Life

Think of how the first person who made bread must have felt! What development in the history of mankind is greater? It ranks with the wheel and fire. And today, when we bake bread we are participating in that wonder in a functional way.

The stories of bread are some of the best stories of hearth and home. Warm memories and vignettes that are uniformly good. The varieties of bread reflect history, culture, science, and emotion.

In France eating bread is done with a ritual respect that emphasizes the central role it played in peasant life and in the Revolution. The loaf is stood on it's side and a cross cut into the bottom before serving. And the loaf is never laid top down.

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