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The only universal truth is bread

Bread is universal.  It represents family and comfort, fortune and blessings.  It’s the art of peasants and princes alike, enjoyed no less by one than the other.  It’s as old as grain itself and may be the answer to our quest for world peace.  Breaking bread with your neighbor is sure to break judgment and hostilities, too.

To celebrate the gift of bread and neighborly love, I’m taking up the art of bread making.  I’ll bake breads from around the world whose histories are as interesting as the grains they are made of, as different as the festivals they accompany.  Generations of people, spanning every continent, climate, religion, and era have enjoyed bread alongside family and friends celebrating seasons, births, rights of passage, and blessings.  One could say that bread is, simply, common to the human experience.  And, who wouldn’t want to get their hands dirty in such a powerful dough?

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2 thoughts on “The only universal truth is bread

  1. Indeed Bread is a wonderful creation of mankind for mankind. Millions of people around the world remain hungry end of the day.

    • Diwakar, your statement is so insightful. You and I, living on opposite sides of the globe, might be united by our appreciation for our blessings and a compassion for those who suffer of of hunger. Bread is a symbol, a sentiment, and a gesture of brotherhood when shared.

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