Friday Bread Basket 5/20/22
Lighting Round Edition
Welcome to the Wordloaf Friday Bread Basket, a weekly roundup of links and items relating to bread, baking, and grain. When I first began doing the Friday Bread Basket, I worried that there would be weeks for which I wouldn’t have enough items to share. As it turns out, the opposite is true—I regularly have way more items than I can get to, especially when I want to give each of them proper context. So I usually just pick the top two or three items I want you to see, even if other ones are interesting too.
This week, in order to catch up with the backlog a bit, I’m going to do a ‘lightning round’, where I share more things, but with zero context other than a headline.
Gwendolyn Brooks on ‘the breadier love’
Roxane Gay visits Poilâne Bakery
Nigella Lawson (👋) and others on the crisp (potato chip) sandwich
(Extra context: I’ve been eating potato chip and mustard sandwiches since childhood.)
(Translation: “I TOOK A PHOTO OF THE LUNAR ECLIPSE LAST NIGHT”)
John Carruthers on homemade pizza
Chaat in the Bay Area (& eye candy for everyone)
That’s it for this week’s bread basket. I’ll see you all next week, have a peaceful weekend.
I just watched Everything Everywhere, and bagels have a whole new relevance to me now!
Hello Wordloaf friends. Listened to this podcast yesterday, and thought you all might like it: https://www.southernfoodways.org/gravy/geneology-of-a-bakery/