Liquid bread/solid beer

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“All life is fermentation.”
— Richard Feynman, quoted in “The Science of Beer” by It’s Okay to Be Smart

History of the World in 6 GlassesIs bread solid beer or is beer liquid bread? Ancient people drank beer as an incredibly important source of calories and safe (cooked) drinking water. Did they take that pulpy, fermented beer mixture and cook it to come up with leavened bread, or did a batch of raw bread materials ferment and become the world’s first alcoholic beverage? We don’t know. Millennia later, people still raise their glasses and stuff their faces with these mixtures of grain, water and yeast.

This was just one of the fascinating ideas I came across in History of the World in 6 Glasses, an intoxicating romp through world history and the influence of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola on the world.

The science of beer (and the art)…
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How does bread rise…
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A slideshow of some of my bread/beer photos:

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P.S. I made both my own bread and my own beer during my 101 things in 1001 days challenge.

Homemade bread strip

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About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.
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4 Responses to Liquid bread/solid beer

  1. Abby says:

    Beer as liquid bread – I never thought of it that way!
    I’ve toured the Coors brewery, always a good time. Although I’ve made homemade bread, I’ve never made beer myself. I notice there are more beer photos in your slide show than bread 🙂

    • Marcy says:

      Ha ha, Abby. I didn’t notice that. I’ve toured some CT breweries. There are so many here now. My husband and his friends plan tours around them.

  2. Robin says:

    I will try to stop by on Sunday for the next challenge. It’s too late now to think about writing posts. I can barely write comments. This was an interesting post. I didn’t know there was a connection between beer and bread. I never drink beer anymore and I rarely eat bread, although I did have a yummy grilled cheese sandwich last night.
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