The publication Bread in Proverbs and Sayings of the Peoples of the World by IGCAT Expert, Dimitrije Vujadinovic contains more than a thousand simple folk tales in a short form. Certainly there are countless more of this selection. This is just one choice. He believes it is striking enough to show the expressed lived experience using bread not only as food, but also as a symbol and metaphor.
During the selection process, he tried to make sure that most of the proverbs and sayings carry temporal universality and thus be instructive for today’s generations as well. But, in order to evoke some forgotten time, he also kept some older proverbs and sayings, which may be more difficult for the modern reader to understand.