Field, Forest and Farm: Things Interesting to Young Nature-Lovers, Including Some Matters of Moment to Gardeners and Fruit-Growers (Classic Reprint)

Field, Forest and Farm: Things Interesting to Young Nature-Lovers, Including Some Matters of Moment to Gardeners and Fruit-Growers (Classic Reprint)

by Jean-Henri Fabre
     
 

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Excerpt from Field, Forest and Farm: Things Interesting to Young Nature-Lovers, Including Some Matters of Moment to Gardeners and Fruit-Growers

With his nephews as willing companions and eager listeners, Uncle Paul continued his walks and talks in the pleasant summer afternoons.

"Bread is made of flour," he began, "and flour is wheat reduced to powder under

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Excerpt from Field, Forest and Farm: Things Interesting to Young Nature-Lovers, Including Some Matters of Moment to Gardeners and Fruit-Growers

With his nephews as willing companions and eager listeners, Uncle Paul continued his walks and talks in the pleasant summer afternoons.

"Bread is made of flour," he began, "and flour is wheat reduced to powder under the millstone. What an interesting mechanism that is, the flour-mill, driven by water, by the wind, sometimes by steam! What wearisome effort, what waste of time, if we had not this invention and were forced to do its work of grinding by sheer strength of arm!

"I must tell you that in ancient times, for want of knowing how to grind wheat, people had to content themselves with crushing it between two stones after parching it a little over the fire. The coarse meal thus obtained was cooked in water to a sort of porridge and eaten with no further preparation. Bread was unknown.

"Later the plan was hit upon of kneading the meal with water and of cooking the dough between two hot stones.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330646144
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/03/2015
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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