How Bakeries Came To Exist
Posted On August 8, 2017
Warm, sweet treats sound like the best. Cakes, cookies, breads, donuts and pies are just a few of the sweet treats that are cooked up by bakers. Bakers have a creative job of creating foods that we all love. Some of the most creative bakers bake delicacies like challah buns, scones, pita bread, crumpets and biscotti as a few goods bakers creatively make for customers.
Our fascination with bakeries and the deliciousness that they bake began several centuries ago. For thousands of years, people have enjoyed and prepared baked goods. During the Roman Empire, baking goods became more popular. At that time, baking was considered an art. The citizens living in the Roman Empire repeatedly demanded for baked goods. By 300 B.C., bakers started to come on the scene. Many of these bakers earned a good living baking for the elite.
These bakers mainly baked in their home ovens. Eventually, the love and demand for baked goods began to expand all throughout Europe. This demand even reached Asia where bakers baked goods at home and sold them on the streets of major cities. Eventually, the demand grew so much that bakers would deliver baked goods to homes where people had sent for their baked goods.
It was in Paris, France where the first bakery was established. After the opening of this open-air bakery, it became common for bakers to open establishments where baked goods were sold. Now bakeries are all over the world selling some of the most beloved breads and sweet treats that we all really enjoy.
The history of bakeries stretches back extremely far in time but so does many of the delicious foods that can be found at bakeries. Many baked goods have a foundation that starts with flour being baked and turned into some form of bread. Bread itself is a classic food. It is a staple that is a part of many of the meals that we consume. Additionally, bread has deep roots in bakeries. Breads are some of the most classic delicacies bakers make and sell in their bakeries. Early human societies show that bread was the main component of many meals. Asia was where what first began to be domesticated. Places like North Africa and Europe is where cultivation began to spread. As far as East Asia is their evidence of early societies making bread.
Cakes have Greek origins. Dutch settler brought the modern-day donut to New York City. Cookies in America have Dutch origins that trace back to the 1600s. The ancient Egyptians were baking pies thousands of years ago. Austrian bakers were the first to introduce Danish pastries to the world. Baked goods have a long history that has traveled with generations of people for centuries even millenniums. Bakeries are still in existence today after hundreds of years after the first one was created during the Roman Empire. The next time you have a slice of cake, or a cookie or even bread remember the history of how these foods came to be.