The Innumerable Forms of Bread around the World

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When you say bread, you probably refer to the version you are used to at home. I experienced the difference perfectly while living in Australia. Australia, you might ask, how different can it be? And yet, bread from home was simply a different item compared to the ubiquitous Australian toast bread. And furthermore there is the question of the form of the loaf. Now, what are all the other shapes, like flat bread? See what people refer to as bread in different parts of the world.


White Toast Bread


Loaf of rustic bread


French Baguette characterized by the largish air gaps and crispy crust


Pita bread (part of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cusine)


Italian Focaccia


Naan Bread (part of Indian cuisine)


Homemade cornbread (Native American cuisine)


Indian Roti baked on pan


Lavash – Armenian national bread


Pumpernickel bread sandwich – characterized with heavy moisture consistence


Arepas – bread from Latin American


Ethiopian Injera – traditional sourdough bread


Chinese Steamed Buns, called Mantou


Melonpan is a Japanese bun


Grilled British Crumpets

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