Posts Tagged ‘whole-grain bread’

If I were to do more grad work in a non-Japan related field, I would love to study the history of food culture. Have you ever looked at the differences between the editions of The Joy of Cooking, or looked through vintage advertisements for Campbell’s soup or Jello? Have you watched what Betty Draper serves her family in Mad Men?

The food of yesteryear

By looking at recipes, cookbooks, and food consumption, one can track trends in ingredients, diet and food fads, socio-economic changes, and the international trade of food. There’s so much we can learn from what we eat or what we ate in the past.

Which brings me to today’s topic (and eventually today’s recipe): Bread Culture and Japan.


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