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Modern Marvels - The History of Bread
« on: June 26, 2008, 11:17:46 PM »
Is anyone watching it right now on the History Channel? It just started here on the West Coast.

Great info about yeast, starters, fermentation processes, etc.

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Re: Modern Marvels - The History of Bread
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2008, 11:35:42 PM »
I'm not watching it today, but I have watched and recorded it back when it first came on.  That reminds me to review the Modern Marvels episode on coffee I recorded a couple years ago to see if there is anything worth posting on this forum.

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Re: Modern Marvels - The History of Bread
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008, 11:38:14 PM »
RN,

It seems to be a new episode. Comcast's guide says it's from 2008. Could be a re-run, though.

"The Italian word for round flat bread, "Pizza", comes from the Greek word "Pita" ". Love those little facts they put up.

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Re: Modern Marvels - The History of Bread
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008, 11:49:09 PM »
It seems to be a new episode. Comcast's guide says it's from 2008. Could be a re-run, though.

Yes, as in new three months ago.

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Re: Modern Marvels - The History of Bread
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008, 12:05:01 AM »
Didn't know that.

It was informative, nevertheless.

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Re: Modern Marvels - The History of Bread
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2008, 12:21:47 AM »
It was informative as Modern Marvel episodes generally are.  It's the only show I watch on the History Channel anymore.  There used to be several I liked including Digging for the Truth with Josh Bernstein.  Alas, he is there no more.  Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein might be a good substitute when it comes out in a few months on the Discovery Channel.  If I have time tomorrow I will post a link to the intro of the Modern Marvels bread episode.  The intro to Modern Marvels is perhaps the best part of the show anyway.

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Re: Modern Marvels - The History of Bread
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2008, 12:34:47 AM »
RN,

The History Channel is the leading channel in my house, so to speak. Followed by Discovery.

I personally enjoy the "Classroom" shows on Hist and A&E. No interruptions by commercials. Plus, the last fifteen are always something different; usually a "Newsreel" thing. Also, if I get a chance, I do tune in to the "How it's made" show. Back in Germany, we had similar a show. Only difference was, their technology back then was less advanced. But even today, and at my age, HIM still does answer questions I had when I was a kid but never got answered.

Yes, THC has let go of numerous good shows. Bernstein was a cool guy and his stuff was very informative. The trailers for his new show on the Discovery Channel look promising!

Mike

edit: Grammar.
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Re: Modern Marvels - The History of Bread
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2008, 12:54:22 AM »
Mike,

I haven't seen a new episode of How It's Made on the Discovery Channel in a long time.  All the new episodes are on the Science Channel, which I have, but only in the den where I watch television less frequently.

By the way, did you mean THC as in The History Channel or TLC as in The Learning Channel?  I don't often see the History Channel abbreviated so I wanted to be sure it wasn't a typo.  It is my opinion that TLC has become the dumping grounds for Discovery Communications Inc.  At least the History Channel is still pretty decent as a whole.

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Re: Modern Marvels - The History of Bread
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2008, 01:34:26 AM »
Is anyone watching it right now on the History Channel? It just started here on the West Coast.

Great info about yeast, starters, fermentation processes, etc.

Mike

I mostly watch modern marvels on History Channel but have not yet seen any episode on "The History of Bread". I think I have missed great info. Well, I hope that I will try to watch it when it will be re telecast.

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Re: Modern Marvels - The History of Bread
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2008, 02:29:16 AM »
The introduction to History Channel's Modern Marvels episode on bread, originally aired on March 24, 2008.

http://www.unclesalmon.com/lib/video/Modern_Marvels-Bread.mov


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Re: Modern Marvels - The History of Bread
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2008, 02:44:13 PM »
RN,

Yes, I was talking about The History Channel (THC). The Learning Channel (TLC) is not as good as it used to be. The Discovery Channel (TDC) has a new addition, it seems. "How do they do it" is almost like "How it's made" but with more in-depth details.

Whew. I think we covered all abbreviations now, don't you think?  ;D

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