Author Archives: Road Trip Teri

Real Alaska Sourdough with a James Beard Nominee

Carlye Watt, Head Baker, Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop, Anchorage, Alaska  BreadLines, the journal of the Bread Bakers Guild of America just published (Summer 2018) my article about Carlyle Watt, head baker at Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop. You may also know Carlyle … Continue reading

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Bread for Bambinos from A Greek mother

  Zoi Maroudas says that her Calugine bread tastes especially good dipped in the oil from the Maroudas olive orchard on the island of Zante (Zakynthos). I have to agree. There’s a hint of a Greek Taverna with a view … Continue reading

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Secrets of Fire Island Foccacia and Sourdough — a Baking Class

Carlyle Watt, chief baker at Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop, with a batch of sourdough ready to make into loaves. Fire Island classes serve three purposes — students learn the secrets of baking delicious things; they go home with plenty of … Continue reading

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Who invented bread? The Australian contribution

    Bread from Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop, Anchorage [TWC] “Aboriginals’ foods , , ,  the land is our mother . . .”  my attention was wandering from the guide’s  talk about how indigenous peoples used the native Australian plants. His … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Tales

                                                       Photo, KinderKids. “Run, run, as fast as you can/ You can’t catch me, I’m … Continue reading

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The world’s oldest bread (so far) in Jordan

Stands of wild einkorn wheat ( T. boeoticum ) in the Karacadag mountain range. Picture taken by H. O ̈ zkan in early July 2004  Someone burned the toast, apparently, and that’s part of the reason that researchers found bits … Continue reading

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Wheat in space

I got to wondering about whether anyone had tried to grow wheat in space. People who are raised with wheat are often so attached to it that they will try to grow it even under the worst of conditions. And … Continue reading

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From Kangaroo grass to wheat: Europe arrives in Australia

                      Wild emu at the edge of the New South Wales Outback (TWC). Gifts of bread Aboriginal stories credit Captain James Cook with bringing bread to Australia.  The stories tell … Continue reading

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Saint Roch of France, and the dog that brought his bread

Image of Saint Roch, with the dog bringing bread August 16 is the feast day of St. Roch (also known as St. Rocco, or St. Rollox), a patron saint of dogs. He was born into French nobility in 1295, but orphaned … Continue reading

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Nursery Rhyme Pies with surprises inside

Illustration by William Wallace Denslow. Little Jack Horner Little Jack Horner Sat in a corner Eating his Christmas pie He put in his thumb And pulled out a plum And said, “What a good boy am I!” It’s a familiar … Continue reading

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