From spaghetti sauce to melting cheese, there are a lot of great smells associated with Italian food. But nothing compares the aroma of freshly baked bread! At Sipipa, our daily, fresh-baked pita bread is one of many things that differentiates us from other restaurants.
Our passion for food is reflected through fresh ingredients and great flavors, and bread is no exception. We offer cheesy pita bread which makes our pitas the best around, and that’s why we are excited to celebrate Homemade Bread Day.
A Staple Food for the Ages
Bread has been around for thousands of years, with many experts dating its origin back to somewhere between 5,000-10,000 B.C. (although a more recent hypothesis suggests humans started baking bread closer to 30,000 years ago). Even without pinpointing its exact invention date, we know its creation was central to the formation of early human societies.
As one of the oldest prepared foods, bread was cultivated during the Neolithic era — also known as the Agricultural Revolution — when many cultures evolved from a lifestyle of hunting and gathering and began to grow by adopting a more sophisticated life enhanced by farming, ranching and settlement.
The Modern Era of Bread
For hundreds of years, many families baked fresh bread as part of their daily routine. However, people have also been able to buy bread, rather than make it on their own at home, for centuries.
Bread-baking became a full-fledged industry with the invention of a bread-slicing machine in 1912. Bakeries were reluctant to use it at first, fearing it would cause the bread to go stale faster. By 1928, another new machine was invented to both slice and wrap the bread, and a new era in bread began.
Today, bread is the most widely consumed food in the world, and it is referred to colloquially as the “staff of life.” More modern lifestyles have relegated homemade bread as a specialty treat or as something baked during the holidays. But since the invention of automatic bread makers in 1986, making bread at home as never been easier.
Whether you prefer white bread, whole grain bread, or a specialty bread made with fruit, vegetables, nuts or seeds, we hope you enjoy a fresh-baked slide on Homemade Bread Day.