Bread has been known to man for over 5000 years.
Early Iron age man used a mixture of sour milk and potash to produce a
raising agent but it was in Ancient Egypt that yeast was discovered and
the first risen loaves were produced. The wheat used in bread first originated
in the Middle East and was grown between the Tigris and Euphrates 8500
The sandwich it is claimed, came about when the Earl of Sandwich, who at the time was engrossed in gambling and didn't have time to eat, ordered a slice of beef between two slices of bread. From that point on fillings between slices of bread became known as sandwiches.
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