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The rise and fall of white bread
A new book on the history of America’s ‘most fought-over food’
These days, we think of white bread as bland, cheap, and lacking nutrition. But once it was a shining modern symbol of purity and convenience. A Q&A with scholar Aaron Bobrow-Strain, whose new book “White Bread” examines the history of the “most fought-over food” in American history.