Celebrating National Flour Month

Dan Grain, This Land of Ours

celebratingCathy Isom continues her series this week on celebrating food with the crucial baking ingredient recognized in the month of March. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Although it is not as well known as some of the other significant food holidays, March bears another significant honor — National Flour Month.

When it comes to cooking or baking, flour is a principal ingredient in many food options all around the world. Flour is a substance, generally a powder, made by grinding raw grains or roots and used to make many different foods. Flour that is used in baking comes mainly from wheat, although it can also be milled from corn, rice, nuts, legumes, and some fruits and vegetables. It is necessary for baking bread, cakes, crackers, pasta, pastries, breading for meats, and much, much more.

Without flour, some of our favorite breakfast treats – such as toast or donuts – just wouldn’t be the same.

I’m Cathy Isom…