All about Bread event at Newtown Community Hut

All about Bread event at Newtown Community Hut

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:02pm

Where does our bread come from? What’s in it? How hard is it to make?

Humans have been making some kind of bread for more than five thousand years - it’s central to our culture.

Think of the importance of bread in religious stories, or in the many expressions we use – "best thing since sliced bread"; "putting bread on the table"; and so on.

Originally just ground grains and water, then later leavened (risen) with yeast, bread has been a simple staple food throughout human history. But the bread we see today in supermarkets is full of additives, enzymes and preservatives, and made using industrialised processes - our ancestors would hardly recognise it!

We will be exploring bread in an afternoon of practical activities for all ages, in partnership with Love Local Food.

Try your hand at milling flour, knead some dough and bake your own bread rolls. There will also be storytelling and a chance to taste the bread we’ve made with some delicious soup!

This event must be pre-booked - please contact Harvest to reserve your place.

Venue

Newtown Community Hut, Belmont Park, Exeter

Event Date

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:00pm

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