Bread was and still is the fundamental food of humans, because it contains nutritious elements which are essential to the human organism.
Bread has been connected with various religions and has a religious symbolism.
Back in time, the "white bread" was for the superior social classes, while the "black bread", a mixture of various cerials, was for the lower social classes. The family bread was prepared in the house by the woman of the house and other women.
In the years of war, famine and infelicity, bread constituted the first good needed, despite the fact that there were also other goods necessary for the human organism, such as oil, salt etc. The search for bread was the first care of the parents for their children.
In the years of Occupation, was established the bulletin for the supply of the families with bread. Each person was eligible for thirty drams of bread daily but not all of the days, because of the lack of the flours.
The types of bread
• White wheat bread
• Bread of mixture of cereals
• The Mpompota, corn bread
• The Aleipsi, corn bread made without yeast
• The bread made from clean wheat flour.
Source: Gourgioti L. and Mitrofanis G., Thessaly. Wheat - flour - bread. Tradition and modernisation, Ethnographical Historical Museum of Larissa, pub. KAPON, Athens 1999