Bread is our most amazing invention

I’ve had this blog for seven years and have gone through a variety of topic focus. One was my period of learning how to bake bread. It was a lot of fun. I’d never done it before and I’d always wanted to. With a couple of books, a few simple tools and just a bit of effort it’s amazing what you can accomplish.

Unfortunately I got interested in bread baking about the same time I decided to lose weight. IMO, there is nothing wrong with bread as a food, BUT, it’s actually quite nutritious, in the sense of providing calories. It’s part of what we humans invented to stretch our food supplies. Take raw wheat, grind it up, cook it into some awful porridge and eat it, not many calories. But let some (originally unknown) buggies munch away on it (aka yeast) when we add water to it and a whole lot more calories appear. Plus if you do it just right a lot of good tastes.

So for a while I made a lot of bread posts, including some photos, like this one:

And so my bread posts, only about 2% of my posts, have attracted about 10% of my total hits. In comparison, for instance, my 31 consecutive days of posting photos received about half as much attention.

So lesson?

Bread RULES!

Enjoy it, one of the great inventions of our species and something at least 98% of us can consume without adverse effects (what else is that good). And it’s amazing, basic “lean” bread has just four ingredients + heat + some human processing.

What an amazing invention!

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About dmill96

old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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1 Response to Bread is our most amazing invention

  1. Betul Erbasi says:

    I agree! Bread is great!

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