Can you imagine what life would be like with no bread?
We can’t and would not want to. This ancient food, now a household staple and should be embraced. Bread has been consumed by man since recorded history. It was first produced as a way to consume wheat berries. A wheat berry is the entire wheat kernel except the hull. When the seeds sprouted, they were planted and this produced more seeds. One place in the world that embraces bread is France. Parisians get fresh bread every day, sometimes twice! The Boulangerie and Pastry shop (Patisserie) are often the same and they produce a dizzying array of deliciousness.
We love this quote about bread:
“Bread is the king of the table and all else is merely the court that surrounds the king. The countries are the soup, the meat, the vegetables, the salad but bread is king.”
Louis Bromfield, American novelist (1896-1956)
Take a look at this video of the oldest bakery in Paris