S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

Bread Chronology

It's like a chicken-and-egg question. How on earth can grain be ground centuries before it was grown? (From here, via Mirabilis.)

Rotary querns were found in many excavated Iron Age sites (800BC-400AD), which would seem to indicate that bread-making was an integral part of daily life in many Irish homes, made with oats, barley, wheat and rye, which were grown since the early mediaeval period (5-11 Centuries).

While I'm on the subject of food, two of England's better restaurants are currently located in Leeds. I'll be spending a week in Leeds in mid-July - but I'm not sure I'll be spending it with anyone whose company I could impose upon to go with me to either of them. I would far rather enjoy an elegant dinner with good company than by myself. It's a dilemma.
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