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White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf

White Bread blog tourWhat do you think about when you hear the words "White Bread"? The wonder food of the 1950s? Fluffy, bland, industrial food? Boring suburban life? Trailer parks and Daisy Dukes? Artisanal sourdoughs with a chewy crust and irregular holes? 

In this lively history of bakers, dietary crusaders, and social reformers, Aaron Bobrow-Strain shows us that what we think about the humble, puffy loaf says a lot about who we are and what we want our society to look like.

This week, you can follow the crumbs on the WHITE BREAD BLOG TOUR to some tasty food blogs. And you can watch, listen, and read some interesting media about White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf.

Click here to Tweet what "White Bread" means to you.

Read our Storify collection of our favorite #WhiteBread tweets 

Read "Atomic Bread-Baking at Home" by Aaron Bobrow-Strain in the Believer 

Read "The Rise and Fall of White Bread" on

Listen to "American History Baked Into Loaves of White Bread" on NPR

Read White Bread "Chapter 1: Dreams of Purity and Contagion" on Scribd 

Watch the White Bread book trailer on YouTube