I'm still open as to which pre-dated, but the beer theory crowd has some good evidence. It's likely that they happened very close together.
Either way, it's a darn good thing that beer was invented. ;)
>>I’m still open as to which pre-dated, but the beer theory crowd has some good evidence. It’s likely that they happened very close together.
The beer that you love came long after bread. The “beer” of ancient man had a very thick gravy-like texture and low alcohol content and it may have predated bread. The possible history could have been that they ate grain, but their bad teeth made that difficult as they aged, so they ground it up some and added water to soften it. Someone left a bowl out for a couple days and it fermented so they started soaking their grain and allowing the sugars to form from fermentation because it added taste. Eventually, someone wanted some dry grain paste, so he heated it to get the water out and you have flatbread.