Modern Marvels

Bread

Season 15, Ep 9, Aired 3/24/08
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  • Episode Description
  • It's the basic source of nourishment for half the world. Bake it, roast it, slice it, or toast it, it's a wonder with three simple ingredients.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Max Raphael

    Narrator

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Narrator: Bread, the staff of life. Whether baked, fried or boiled it's the basic source of nourishment for half the world. Grill it, roast it, slice it, toast it, it's a wonder that two ingredients, flour and water, can be transformed into so many shapes and tastes. White bread may still be king in the U.S., but other breads are closing in. Now, the untold story of Bread, on Modern Marvels.

    Trivia (4)

    • A combine harvests enough wheat for about 70 loaves of bread in nine seconds.

    • On the Day of the Dead in Mexican culture, celebrants eat Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead) embellished with a crossed bones design.

    • The Italian word for a round flat bread "pizza" comes from the Greek word "pita."

    • Teff grain provides over two thirds of the human nutrition in Ethiopia.

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