Bread Biography

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Food Biography Bread is one of the most staple foods in so many different cultures. There’s the standard American white bread, Jewish Challah, Indian Naan, and so on and so forth. In a wider lens, bread is a language in itself; a language that has always intrigued me/spoken to me. Since I was little, about 3 or 4, I’ve been… intrigued by bread, to say the least. It may’ve had something to do with the fact that bread was the first ‘real food’ to actually enter my mouth. While I may not be able to recall each and every part of that eye opening moment, I can still channel that same feeling each time I smell a freshly baked loaf of bread. The sensation is never the same, yet it is never really different. Each smell brings me back to my childhood; a childhood where we always had a fresh loaf of a bread for each Sunday …show more content…
My mom worked odd jobs during my growing up years, which didn’t really leave her much time at home to cook or bake, which she enjoyed. So, she decided to designate Sundays as ‘fresh baked bread’ day. We would come home from church every week and she would get to making some bread. Whether it was Pilgrims Bread, a French loaf, English muffin, whatever, it was always there. That determination (for lack of better wording) of providing us with freshly baked bread each week is what instilled the love for bread inside of me. As I got older, I would help her in the kitchen on Sundays. She would let me knead the bread, which was always my favorite part. The pulling, stretching, punching of the dough gave you a real primal sense. It made me feel connected to the past generations of people who made bread, how they used the same techniques and ingredients to produce the same things. Bread is not only a language that connects different cultures,

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