That is disappointing about the book Jeremy. I really enjoyed Our Daily Bread. I found it an enthralling topic and you manage to tie together some interesting stories. Listened to quite a few episodes twice.
A history of wheat and bread in very short episodes
Jeremy Cherfas explores how an ordinary grass became the main source of sustenance for most of the people alive on Earth. Through this month long series, Cherfas assembles a narrative combining history, biology, definition, technology, sociology, politics, religion and innovation.