Bread represents politics and class like almost no other foodstuff: the cost and availability of bread has been a factor behind most major social upheavals in history. The language of bread permeates our political consciousness: dole, daily bread, bread-line, bread and circuses. In Egyptian Arabic, the word for bread, aish, means ‘life’. In spite of ‘progress’, in the twenty-first century, we still can’t provide bread for all. How can we take back our daily bread? And if we do what else might we learn about to how to organise life for the better?