As part of our TRIO project, Future-ish has pronounced 2012 the International Year of Bread.
Bread is a food item made of flour or meal that has been mixed with water and other ingredients, made into a dough or batter, with or without yeast or other leavening agent, and then baked or steamed. There is evidence of humans making bread for at least 30,000 years and bread became very prevalent throughout human cultures during the neolithic period when wheat and barley were among the first plants to be domesticated in the Fertile Crescent. Wheat-based agriculture then spread to Asia, Europe, and Africa and became a staple food item in many cultures across the world.
We invite bread enthusiasts around the world to join Future-ish in celebrating our International Year of Bread by developing special projects, programs, and events that increase interest, literacy, and involvement in the wild world of bread. Do you have a special project, program, or event we should list here? Simply send an email to studiof(at)future-ish(dot)com to let us know.
Follow the links below to more bread on Future-ish:
Bread Field Guide
March 4-7 | Baking Tech 2012 | Chicago
March 25-28 | BIE 2012 | Birmingham