Brewing Mesopotamian beer brings a sip of this vibrant ancient drinking culture back to life

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.

Tate Paulette, Assistant Professor of History, North Carolina State University • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~8 min

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What every new baker should know about the yeast all around us

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.

Jeffrey Miller, Associate Professor, Hospitality Management, Colorado State University • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

food yeast cooking quarantine food-science beer fermentation flour bread sourdough baking

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