Beer was extremely popular in ancient Mesopotamia. Sipped through straws, it differed from today’s beer and was enjoyed by people from all walks of life.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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Yeast is a single-celled organism that's everywhere around us. Understanding how yeast works can help you make better bread and appreciate this old friend of humanity.
May 11, 2020 • ~7 min
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