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Biblical bread, Passover, feeding 5000, Last Supper.

idaveindy's picture

Biblical bread, Passover, feeding 5000, Last Supper.

This being the season of religiously connected bread (hot cross buns, Colomba/Pascua bread)... 

Interesting video on 6,000 years of bread history by Eric Pallant:

40+ minutes long.  Goes back to Egyptians, Romans, etc.

At time mark 17:55,  it goes into bread in the Bible, with interesting parallels that I hadn't thought of before.

Here's the same link with a time-mark to go to the Bible connection:

The Bible snippet does seem a little bit misinterpreted because Passover bread (the Last Supper was a Passover meal) is unleavened, not sourdough.  But, whatever...


And... links to Colomba Pasquale bread:


StevenSensei's picture

Thanks for the link. That was an interesting lecture and I too hadn't thought about the religious parallels with sourdough. There was a documentary from Michael Pollan called Cooked on Netflix. All 4 episodes were good but the 3rd episode "air" was all about bread and was super interesting if you like this kind of thing. 

wlaut's picture

Thank you for sharing this.  Bookmarked for future viewing.