The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

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Aaron Bobrow-Strain, professor of politics at Whitman College and now author of White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf, talks about his new book and what our choices of bread say about us and about our communities.

The Ward Bakery was considered the country's biggest and best bread bakery when it opened in 1910. The building was torn down for the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn. A photo of the bakery is here.