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)