"In this fascinating history of perhaps the most maligned and emblematic American food--industrially made white bread--Bobrow-Strain subtly upends common prejudices while illuminating fundamental shifts in the nation's economy, gender relations, aesthetic preferences, diet, and cultural politics." The Atlantic Monthly

image of white bread bookWritten by a seasoned baker, White Bread is both an epic, often funny history of the industrial loaf and a wise commentary on today's polarized food politics. Tear into it." –  Susanne Freidberg, author of  Fresh: A Perishable History 

"This terrific book does for the humble loaf what Mark Kurlansky does for cod."  – Raj Patel, author of  Stuffed and Starved  

"Whatever you think of white bread, its history is full of surprises.  And Bobrow-Strain shares this history with wit, style, and imagination.  This is a richly researched and cleverly told story." –  Catherine Ramsdell,  PopMatters     

"Aaron Bobrow-Strain has accomplished a difficult task: White Bread is imaginative, scholarly, yet totally accessible. Any reader who cherishes bread and all the issues it touches as a powerful social and aspirational metaphor will love this book." – Peter Reinhart, baker and author of Artisan Breads Everyday   

"A really good read" –  Mother Earth News   

"Highly recommended." –  Choice Magazine   

"Epically well researched"  –  Libby Copeland,  Slate  

"This book provides an enlightening take on bread's social and cultural value. Bobrow-Strain blends academic rigor with a friendly, insightful tone, making White Bread the best thing since...well, never mind." –  Serious Eats