Culture: a short history of the world in a fresh loaf of #sourdough – an interview with Eric Pallant

Eric Pallant is passionate about sourdough bread. Bread is central to western culture and until the last 200 years it was sourdough bread that we ate. A professor of environmental Science at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania USA, he’s spending 6 months at Lancaster University on a Fulbright scholarship as part of his research for a book ‘Culture: a short history of the world in a fresh loaf of sourdough’.

I met up with him in Lancaster to find out more about his work. Listen here:

If you would like to listen to or download the transcript from a lecture he gave on ‘The rise and fall of sourdough: 6000 years of bread’ you can do so here. You can download the Syllabus for his Soil to Plate course here and read about the Real Bread Campaign here.


About geofftansey

I curate the Food Systems Academy, a free, on-line, open education resource to transform our food systems. I am also a member of the Food Ethics Council and chaired the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty, which reported in 2015.
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