Waking up in the morning with a warm bread waiting for you is one of those pleasures that makes almost anyone happy. It’s funny how this mixture of simple ingredients can make a difference at breakfast. But have you ever thought about how that bun got on your table? We are not just talking about the moment it left the bakery, but the very origin of these localities.
It is important to remember that the first breads were very different from what we know today: made of flour mixed with acorns, they were flat, hard and dry. To eat them, it was necessary to wash them several times with boiling water, to remove the bitterness. After that, the loaves were baked on hot stones or under ashes. This technique was used until about 7000 BC, when the Egyptians started using the first clay ovens to bake bread – and then things got a lot better.