Bread 101: Your Guide to Bread From Around the World

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Bread a.k.a the most popular type of food and yet so diverse. Different people around the world have gifted humanity with different kinds of bread. And, in this article, we’ll introduce 5 of them to you in an easy-to-grasp list. 

1 – Pita Bread

You can find authentic Pita bread more commonly in the Middle East or the Mediterranean region. It is a type of flatbread baked using wheat flour. 

The easiest homemade Pita Bread recipe! - My Greek Dish

2 – Sourdough Bread

One of the puffiest types of bread there is. It’s slow-fermented bread that rises with a live fermented culture – a sourdough starter instead of commercial yeast. Sourdough is famous for its chewy, and crispy flavor. 

Beginner Artisan Sourdough Bread Recipe | Homemade Food Junkie

3 – Baguette

Did you know that this famous French bread can be up to 1 meter long? The typical length however is around 65cm.

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4 – Lavash

A yeasted flatbread originating from Armenia and now common in neighboring countries like Iran, the lavash is commonly prepared using a clay oven. 

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5 – Ciabatta

The Italian bread was created not that long ago – 1982, to be precise. Nevertheless, it is safe to say that this is a favorite to sandwich lovers worldwide.

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