Fed Up With Dull Bread

Oliver, G. and I went out to Morell this morning to the Morell branch of the Provincial Library for their book sale. While G. spent hours and hours (okay, it was only 20 minutes) porting over their wares, Oliver and I made a quick in and out and spent the rest of the time in the excellent children’s section reading Arthur and Franklin books.

We did not come away empty handed though. For $1.00 we purchased We Live in Denmark:

Cover of We Live in Denmark book

This is a book for children in a series of “We Live In…” books that includes 15 other countries. Each double-page spread focuses on one “everyday Dane” and their occupation to tell a story about Denmark. We read of Knud the pig farmer, Arne the soldier, Poul the train driver and Kasper the unemployed. My favourite, because it’s so relevant to Open Bread, is from Kjeld Beck, baker:

Quote from Page 49 of We Live in Denmark book

Speaking of Open Bread, there’s some great intelligence gathering from Olle in the discussion section over there. No loaves yet, but the horses are circling.

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Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on July 17, 2005 - 00:25

Maybe Olle can look up Kjeld Beck and see what he’s up to these days?

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Alan on July 17, 2005 - 16:39

I notice you link to a cheese collective. I would recommend making cheese as a lesson in self-sufficiency if only because some of the best-loved sorts are incredibly easy and cheap and better than store bought. The only trouble is you end up with 12 pounds of cream cheese for about 4 bucks and as it is incredibly yummy you have to figure out what to do with it all. I morphed into it from beer mastery but the bread angle from a technical basis is equally sound. In fact a beer, bread and cheese making co-op would be an excellent model. 50% of life’s joys covered off.

Excellent Canadian cheese making gear here: http://glengarrycheesemaking.o…

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