The Innumerable Forms of Bread around the World

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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