Bread. It goes back far.
Really far. It’s older than almost everything you can possibly imagine (continents, language, religion, that stain on your bathroom ceiling…) and has played a vital a part in the development of our modern diet.
Hyperbolic? Nope. The grains that made the earliest breads were the first foodstuff that survived storing through winter—something which significantly aided the survival of our ancestors. The first bread is thought to have been stumbled upon in the Stone Age, around 7000 years ago.
For many bakers, it’s sourdough that claims the title of alpha bread.
Why is sourdough so important, find out at Munchies.