In an era of growing food awareness – and carb avoidance – white bread has become enemy number one, especially among foodies and health conscious diners. But not all white bread is created equally, says Reinhard Haltermann, the master baker behind The New World Bakery in Kyle, Texas.
“It’s not that white bread is unhealthy, it’s what’s in the bread that isn’t good for you,” he says. “You don’t need sugar, or glucose, or preservatives. A piece of white bread can be very good for you without all of that.”
Baking bread is a rich tradition that dates back at least 30,000 years to early European societies. It was there that humans learned to combine flour, yeast, water, and maybe some salt into a mushy ball and then expose that mixture to fire to create a nutritious and portable form of food.