A short history of 'real' bread in Japan

Dec 4, 2015

A short history of 'real' bread in Japan


For most of modern history, the Japanese failed to understand the point of the baguette — known locally as furansu pan (French bread) — and shunned the globally coveted Gallic specialty, thinking it was hard and tasteless. Carried by almost every bakery in Tokyo, ...

Feb 27, 2015

Ancient wheat traces point to Stone Age trading links

Britons may have discovered a taste for bread thousands of years earlier than previously thought, thanks to trade with more advanced neighbors on the European continent. That’s the conclusion scientists have drawn after discovering that samples from a now-submerged prehistoric camp in southern England ...

Jan 18, 2014

Food-poisoning laid to bread firm

Bread maker Hofuku, which has admitted one of its products is probably responsible for causing more than 1,000 children in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, to suffer food poisoning, has started recalling its products from retailers, including supermarkets in Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Aichi and Okayama prefectures. According ...