Everything about bread

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Bread is pretty ubiquitous the lives of most people, being one of the most basic elements of cuisine. Here’s a couple of things you most likely didn’t know about bread.

  • Bread has been around for a long time, with Pita bread existing for over 12,000 years.
  • It was used as a currency in Ancient Egypt. It was considered very important, and as such, was often placed inside tombs with the deceased.
  • Bread is present in many cultures worldwide and recognised as a peace offering, also often used in religious practices.
  • The largest pita bread in the world was made in Greece in 2001. It was 6 by 5 feet, with a depth of 3,5 cm.
  • Sliced bread was actually banned for a short time in the US in 1943.
  • Speaking of sliced bread, the year 1928 is the first year when the invention was introduced to the masses.
  • Sandwiches were named after the Earl of Sandwich who is responsible for the invention of this method of bread consumption.
  • According to superstitions, putting a piece of bread in a baby’s cradle will keep them healthy.