The Rise Of Yeast: How Civilization Was Shaped By Sugar Fungi

Fresh and dried yeast. It might not look like much, but it has shaped the way we eat and live, according to a new book.

Without yeast, bread wouldn’t rise and beer wouldn’t foam. As Nicholas Money’s new book, The Rise of Yeast, points out, it leaves its mark on other foods, too, including coffee, and even chocolate.

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Source: NPR