"Some people thought bread was a bit boring; it’s been around for a long time. I wanted to make a bread which is nice to look at as well as nice to taste"

Fabrice Prochasson, chef de cuisine at Lenôtre, unveils multi-coloured breads, called Arc En Ciel (French for rainbow), at the Sirha trade show in Lyon, France, this week; the breads come in flavours from curry to seaweed and were developed with bakery supplier Bridor

"The game not only makes players understand shopping in Poland under communism. It also teaches them what queuing is like something people seem to have forgotten"

Karol Madaj of the National Remem-brance Institute in Poland, and creator of the first communist version of Monopoly, where players compete for bread and toilet paper rather than houses and hotels