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Taming the Wild Yeast (continued)

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Bread Wisdom

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
—Aesop, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse (c. 550 B.C.)

Two things only the people anxiously desire--bread and circuses.
—Juvenal, Satires (c. 120 A.D.)

Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast, not with the old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
—I Corinthians 5:7 (c. 35 A.D.)

You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs.
—Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy (c. 1320)

Better halfe a loafe than no bread.
—William Camden, Remaines (1605)

All sorrows are less with bread.
—Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote (1605-15)

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.
—James Beard, Beard on Bread, (1973)

The second side of the bread takes less time to toast.
—English proverb

What God gives hard bread he gives sharp teeth.
—German proverb

Labor is bitter, but sweet is the bread which it buys.
—Indian proverb

Everything revolves around bread and death.
—Jewish proverb

However bad the bread it is better than cattle dung.
—Nigerian proverb

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February 2001