A (Brief) History of Bread
When you think of bread, you don’t necessarily think of it as a symbol of innovation, at least in the modern sense. But the bread loaf has been a staple in the diets of humans for over 30,000 years. National Academy of Sciences even discovered traces of starch in pre-historic mortar and pestle-like rocks. The earliest grains would have been hand ground with rocks, resulting in coarse, dark, whole grain bread – think pumpernickel. How we’ve been able to move away from the gruel of prehistoric times to the robust slice of ciabatta for portable lunches and compact sandwiches, is thanks to human innovation.