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Upper Crust?

What the bread we eat can tell us about ourselves.

What does your choice of loaf say about you? Is your sourdough a source of pride? Have you ever felt ashamed of your sliced white?

Flour, water, and salt - over thousands of years the basic recipe for bread has changed very little. But often there's been a dollop of judgement thrown in too.

From Plato to modern-day Cairo, in this episode we’re talking about the ever-changing relationship between bread and social class. How have certain types of loaf come to have different moral and social meanings? And, can bread divide a society?

Presenter: Emily Thomas

(Photo: Loaf of bread. Credit: Getty Images)

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