I came across this quote recently and thought I'd share it. It's by Bernard Dupaigne, Professor at the Museum of Natural History in Paris (Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle), and author of The History of Bread; the quote is from his book.

"Bread is an object of unparalleled worship and decorum. It embodies the full cycle of life and seasons, from the death of the wheat kernel in the oven to the resurrection as a stalk, from its ordeal in the mill to its journey through the oven and its offering at the table. Bread is part of all major events in many lives, from birth, to betrothal and marriage, to death and resurrection."