Jeremy Cherfas has launched a wonderful series on his Eat This Podcast called Our Daily Bread about how weat became a staple of food all around the world. It’s very interesting and just the right length to consume every single day. You should listen to it!
It’s magic, I know. First a pretty ordinary grass becomes the main source of sustenance for most of the people alive on Earth. Then they learn how to turn the seeds of that grass into the food of the gods. Join me, every day in August, as I dig into Our Daily Bread for the Dog Days of Podcasting with short episodes on the history of wheat and bread.