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History and Social Aspects of Sourdough

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This chapter provides clear evidence of how the manufacture and consumption of bread is closely linked to human subsistence and intimately connected to tradition, the various practices of civil society and to religion. The common language of the world still retains expressions that recall the close bond between life and bread. Throughout time, the eating of bread, especially sourdough bread, was very often a choice of civilization. Information on the documented manufacture and consumption of sourdough bread over the centuries is presented herein. In particular, the history and social aspects of sourdough use in France, Italy and Germany are described.

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  • Bread Quality
  • Bread Dough
  • Bread Making
  • Bread Production
  • Sourdough Fermentation

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Cappelle, S., Guylaine, L., Gänzle, M., Gobbetti, M. (2013). History and Social Aspects of Sourdough. In: Gobbetti, M., Gänzle, M. (eds) Handbook on Sourdough Biotechnology. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5425-0_1

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