Today, they’re ubiquitous. Once the specialty of neighbor delicatessens in locations with strong Jewish and Eastern European populations, the ageless boiled-and-baked bagel is now finding itself on the cover of gourmet food magazines and a staple at high-end, trendy restaurants.
It’s built empires, saved lives, adorned the faces of kings, and delighted the palates of peasants. While the ancient world coveted gold and silver and relied on bronze and steel, it survived on olive oil. Learn more about the rich tradition of this ancient foodstuff that’s been the bedrock of Western cuisine alongside bread for thousands of years!
Moms rock. This Mother’s Day, thank the woman who does it all with a little something sweet!
Bread has been a staple of the human diet, and the human experience, for thousands of years. It’s such a vital part of life that it plays a role in our stories, our symbolism, and in the cultures of nearly every civilization that’s ever existed. Since man first began to grow and harvest grain, we’ve relied on bread.
It’s one of the world’s favorite foods. The pizza, with all its cheese, its myriad toppings, and delicious crust offers so many varieties and flavors that it’s almost impossible for anyone not to have a favorite. But where did it come from, and how long has this tasty meal been around? We get into it, slice by slice.