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Bread | Scott Cutler Shershow
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Bread is an object that is always in process of becoming something else: flower to grain, grain to dough, dough to loaf, loaf to crumb. Bread is also often a figure or vehicle of social cohesion: from the homely image of "breaking bread together?? to the mysteries of the Eucharist. But bread also commonly figures in social conflict - sometimes literally, in the "bread riots?? that punctuate European history, and sometimes figuratively, in the ways bread operates as ethnic, religious or class signifier. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from the scriptures to modern pop culture, Bread tells the story of how this ancient and everyday object serves as a symbol for both social communion and social exclusion. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.
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CoverToCoverGirl
Bread | Scott Cutler Shershow
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Thanks for the tag @OrangeMooseReads
1. Rachel.. in Grade 10..38 years ago
2. St Thomas US Virgin Islands
3. Homemade Bread 🍞 my gran use to bake it in her wood stove 😊😍
4. Fracture - Callie Hart
5. @SquidgetsRoom @Chrissyreadit

#wonderouswednesday

Crazeedi The bread! My gram made it too and actually made doughnuts and sold them to the guys who worked at the plant in my hometown. And a woodstove would be perfect!! 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl @Crazeedi I make my own bread now but without the wood stove to help flavour it, it‘s never ever seemed quite as good as Gran‘s. 3mo
Crazeedi @CoverToCoverGirl nothings ever as good as grams, I make my moms buns now too... 3mo
Eggs Lovely memories 💗🤗 thanks for joining in ! 3mo
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Bread | Scott Cutler Shershow
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I like the Object Lessons series where various writers essentially craft a long form essay around a specific object or concept. Bread went a little too heavily into philosophy and etymology for me. I enjoyed the aspects about baking, religion, and revolution more.

emilyhaldi Love the cover 😍 2y
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