Lets think about bread,lets not just eat it.Project Comenius 2013-2012
Denis BorovPotov 9 Koice SLOVAKIA
BreadBread is a staple food prepared by baking a dough of flour and water. It is popular around the world and is one of the world's oldest foods.
Types of BreadThe infinite combinations of different flours, and differing proportions of ingredients, has resulted in the wide variety of types, shapes, sizes, and textures available around the world. Bread may be served in different forms at any meal of the day, eaten as a snack, and is even used as an ingredient in other culinary preparations.
Pita is an ancient semi-levened bread widespread in the Middle East, Levant and South Eastern Europe.Brown bread is made with endosperm and 10% bran. It can also refer to white bread with added colouring (often caramel colouring) to make it brown; this is commonly labeled in AmericaWholemeal bread contains the whole of the wheat grain (endosperm, bran, and germ). It is also referred to as "whole-grain" or "whole-wheat bread", especially in North America.
Roti is a whole-wheat-based bread eaten in South Asia. Chapatti is a larger variant of roti.Rye bread is made with flour from rye grain of varying levels. It is higher in fiber than many common types of bread and is often darker in color and stronger in flavor. It is popular in Scandinavia, Germany, Finland, the Baltic States, and Russia.Sourdough bread is made with a starter.
Quick breads usually refers to a bread chemically leavened, usually with both baking powder and baking soda, and a balance of acidic ingredients and alkaline ingredients. Examples include pancakes and waffles, muffins and carrot cake, Boston brown bread, and banana bread.
History of Bread12 000 years ago, primitive people made flat breads by mixing flour and water and placing these "cakes" in the sun to bake. Later, bread was baked on heated rocks or in the hot ashes of a fire.Bread has been one of the principal forms of food for man from earliest times. More than 8 000 years ago the human being discovered the benefits of wild growing barley and wheat, which directly affected the way man had lived.
Until now man had wandered to hunt wild animals and herd cattle but the discovery of barley and wheat lead man to the Neolithic (new stone age) and the farming culture raised. The use of barley and wheat lead man to do well in communities and made the trade of baker one of the oldest craft in the world.
Cultural significanceBread has a significance beyond mere nutrition in many cultures in the West and Near and Middle East because of its history and contemporary importance. Bread is also significant in Christianity as one of the elements of the Eucharist.
EUROPEAn enormous variety of bread is available across Europe. Germany lays claim to over 1300 basic varieties of breads, rolls, and pastries... Bread and salt is a welcome greeting ceremony in many central and eastern European cultures. During important occasions when guests arrive, they are offered a loaf of bread with a salt holder to represent hospitality.
Great BritianThere is a wide variety of traditional breads, often baked in a rectangular tin. Round loaves are also produced, such as the North East England speciality called a stottie cake. A cottage loaf is made of two balls of dough, one on top of the other, to form a figure-of-eight shape. A cob is a small round loaf. There are many variations on bread rolls, such as baps, barms, breadcakes and so on.
Spain In Spain, bread is called pan. The traditional Spanish pan is a long loaf of bread, similar to the French baguette but wider. One can buy it freshly made every morning in the traditional bakeries, where there is a large assortment of bread. A smaller version is known as bocadillo.
FranceIn France, there has been a huge decline in the baguette culture. In the 1970s, French people were consuming an average of one loaf of bread per day. Only a century ago, the French ate approximately 3 loaves of bread per day. Today, French people eat only a half a loaf of bread per day.
I hope that you will have a better view about bread, that it wont be just a food for you THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION