World Bread Day: bread is more than food

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World Bread Day: bread is more than food

Bread is a metaphor for life, peace, and sharing. Italians cannot sit at the table without bread. Magnifico suggests the best flours to make it at home. It's so easy!

Bread is synonymous with food

Can you think of a specific food more popular than bread? Bread, a poor and inexpensive food, is synonymous with food. In fact, the two celebrations, World Bread Day and World Food Day coincide. For these, the calendar has marked October 16 in red. The initiative was promoted by the International Union of Bakers and Confectioners (UIBC). Since ancient times, bread has played an important role in the culinary traditions of many cultures. It is considered the basis of living conditions in general. In addition, bread is a metaphor for life, and wheat became a sign of fertility.

Over 100 different types around the world

There are over 100 different types of bread; all over the world, we can find a specific kind of bread, different shapes and made with various ingredients. It can be wheat, white, or sourdough, for example. Every country has its own type: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It has always existed for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians may have been the first to use yeast to make the dough rise.

A unique marriage: Italians and bread

As Italians, celebrating this day is special. From morning to night, bread plays a crucial role in our lives and, of course, in our diet. Rarely we do not serve bread at lunch or dinner. It is impossible to choose a salad as a meal and not accompany it with bread. The same is true if you want to eat meat, Parmigiano, or ham. In fact, even if there are too many carbohydrates, we eat bread, even with pasta. Can you imagine an Italian who does not eat the" "scarpetta" when the pasta is finished on the plait, but there is still Bolognese sauce in it? You" "have" to finish it with a piece of bread.

Some facts about bread

The United States is also a great lover of bread. Let's look at some facts. In a study published by Idaho University, Aubree VanDercar writes that: "The average American consumes 53 pounds of bread per year" More broadly, the study reminds us that "bread has been around for thousands of years. At least 12,000 years ago, Middle Eastern countries had pita bread." Long, long ago, bread was "so important to Egyptians that it was used as currency, or money"  

Magnifico Food has the best-quality Italian flour

Of course, the king of ingredients is flour, and if you want to make it at home, you are lucky because Magnifico Food has some of the best quality flours. For example, Organic" "0" Italian wheat flour. This organic wheat flour contains no GMOs or pesticides. It has a superior taste and aroma. The brand name is Molino Grassi, which began in 1934 to grind soft wheat for breadmaking. Now in its third generation, Molino Grassi has established itself as a European leader for its innovative wheat milling processes and commitment to recovering the world's best historic grains. One more flour is still on sale for a few days: organic durum wheat semolina. We can bring it directly to your door, just a click away. This flour is excellent for traditional and hard bread, cookies and tarts, pasta, or pizza. It is also produced by Molino Grassi.

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  • Donatella Mulvoni
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