“The Oldest Bread in the World: the earliest-known evidence of bread-making”

December 07th 2018 by Guy Boocock

Recent findings at a 14,000-year-old archaeological site in Amman, Jordan have re-written the history of bread-making by 5,000 years!
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Rebecca Sherratt, Production editor, reports on the recent findings of the ‘earliest-known evidence of bread-making’ found in the Black Desert, Amman, Jordan, in this month’s issue of Milling and Grain.  You can read the full article here.  There are even a couple of ancient bread recipes you might like to try your hand at!

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