Do you know I never baked a bread in my life?
Once upon a time … way back when living in Amsterdam, I was so lucky to live across from bakery Paul Annee. That was my first introduction to really “heavy”, healthy bread and also the first time I ate sourdough bread.
The street where i lived was one of those small Amsterdam streets and I still remember the very long queue every Saterday morning along the pavement. His bread was famous and people came from far to buy it. By the way Paul Annee stil has his bakery in the Runstraat in Amsterdam.
When we moved to the U.S. we soon discovered the horrible bread Americans have to put up with. Soft, soft and soft, with lots of sugar in it. Again we were lucky. In the nearest city, which was Athens, Georgia lived a German family who started a bakery. Although it almost took me an hour to get to Athens, I gladly stood in line every Saterday to get my “heavy” healthy German bread.
And now living in Friesland it only takes me 15 minutes to reach the Rounte a healthfood store, where they sell delicious (sourdough) bread. And thats why I never baked a bread in my life …
But I know people who do bake bread and even find the kneading of the dough therapeutic.
So these last images are for them …
Rollware is a set of laser-cut rolling pins designed as a tool for the production of bread-based edible dishware, Designed by Joanne Choueiri, Giulia Cosenza and Povilas Raskevicius for ALTERED APPLIANCES exhibition (Ventura Lambrate, Milan 2013).
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