World Day of Bread is celebrated on October 16th every year. It was founded by the International Union of Bakers and Confectioners (UIBC) in 2005 to celebrate the importance of bread in human culture and to raise awareness of the challenges faced by bakers around the world.
"The day coincides with the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), created in 1945 to fight hunger, with the motto "Fiat Panis" (Let there be bread). Bread has been a significant food source for humans since prehistoric times, although made with various ingredients and methods all across the globe. Experts believe that the first bread was made about 12,000 years ago with crushed grain mixed with water that individuals would leave on heated stones or bake by covering with hot ashes."—International Days
Bread is one of the oldest and most basic foods in the world, and it is a staple food in many cultures. It is made from a variety of grains, including wheat, rye, corn, and oats. Bread is often eaten plain, but it can also be used to make sandwiches, toast, and other dishes.
Here are some ways to celebrate the #WorldDayOfBread
- Bake your own bread. This is a great way to learn more about the bread-making process and to appreciate the skill and craftsmanship that goes into making a good loaf of bread. There are many different recipes (search this blog for recipes) available online and in cookbooks, so you can find one that suits your skill level and dietary needs. You might also register for one on our upcoming free sourdough classes.
- Visit a Abigail's Oven Bakery. We are at 421 South 200 East in Spanish Fork, Utah or you can read "A Day At Abigail’s Oven Sourdough Bakery" on our blog.
- Make sandwiches with your favorite bread and fillings. This is a classic way to enjoy bread, and there are endless possibilities when it comes to fillings. Get creative and experiment with different flavors and combinations.
- Share a meal with friends or family and enjoy bread together. Bread is a food that is meant to be shared. Invite friends or family over for a meal and enjoy different types of bread together.
- Donate to a food bank or other organization that helps to feed hungry people. Bread is a staple food for many people around the world, but not everyone has access to it. Donating to a food bank or other organization that helps to feed hungry people is a great way to give back on World Bread Day.
Here are some additional ideas:
- Host a bread-themed party.
- Learn about the history and culture of bread.
- Support local bakers.