You probably never heard of gluten until just the last few years, but all you know now is that it's in bread. The American Chemical Society and PBS Digital Studios show and tell us what gluten is, how it works, and what it does in bread.
Is gluten good or bad? That depends on who you are. Some people have a physical condition that makes gluten an enemy for them, such as celiac disease or a wheat allergy. But gluten doesn't scale like, say, sugar, in that we should all restrict our intake lest we develop obesity, diabetes, or cavities. Gluten is fine for most of us. Oh yeah, the bread recipe is here. -via Laughing Squid