Chapter 8. The History of Bread and Cakes

  1. Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat

Published Online: 6 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305135.ch8

A History of Food

A History of Food

How to Cite

Toussaint-Samat, M. (2008) The History of Bread and Cakes, in A History of Food, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305135.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181198

Online ISBN: 9781444305135



  • cooked dough - Egyptian tombs;
  • Boletus, mushroom-shaped;
  • Hemiarton, bread of Ephesus;
  • Roman cakes, including confection of flaky pastry of modern Arab kind;
  • Eucharistic Host, the bread of life


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Bread on the Board

  • The Taste of Bread

  • Our Daily Bread

  • Special Cakes for Sundays