Bakers & Ovens
Six Thousand Years of Bread: Its Holy and Unholy History

Bread: A Slice of History

Bakers are generally a distinct group from cooks; baking bread (and pies) required different skills and tools than cooking in general.

(Some related topics have been moved to their own linkspages on this website: bakers’ molds, wafers & wafer irons, and pretzels & pretzel-sellers.)

See Medieval Bread FAQ and these links for information on bread and bakers in the Middle Ages. See A Feast for the Eyes: Kitchens, Cooking, & Equipment and Bäcker-Zeichen for additional related illustrations.