Category Archives: Food journeys

Fresh Sourdough Express is open in Homer!

  Scones made with the trademark sourdough in the bakery cabinet at Fresh Sourdough Express, Homer.   Last year, Kevin and Donna Maltz sold Fresh Sourdough Express on the road to the Homer Spit and headed for a well-earned retirement. And at … Continue reading

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E.J.’s authentic Philly pretzels

  Soft pretzels, Philly style, with sea salt flakes, and butter glaze. [Photo, TW Carns] My friend E.J. from Pennsylvania says these are the real deal. Having never eaten a Philly pretzel, I have no way of telling, but the ones … Continue reading

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Iranian flatbreads — by guest Antonia Moras

               Barbari bread in Iranian bakery. [ photo by Kamyar Adi.] Antonia Moras spent more than a year in Iran teaching in the mid-1970s. She recalls the breads: “In Iran, we ate marvelous breads – … Continue reading

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Garlic Bread, a poem

    Baugettes, Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop, Anchorage. [TWCarns Photo] Garlic Bread Streamlined torpedo. Exterior, a hard brittle crust, but it’s a sham. At your core, you are soft and yielding.   Indulgent tang of garlic minced in butter. My … Continue reading

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The history of grasses — a timeline

Snow’s melting in Berrien County, Michigan, showing the winter wheat greening up, March 22, 2014 [Photo, Micki Glueckert] The dates given in this timeline are the best approximations available at the time of publication (March 25, 2014). One hundred million … Continue reading

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Sicilian artichoke and tuna stew  

  Artichokes, Santa Cruz News. After Pablo Neruda Find a tuna among the market vegetables, a solitary man of war. Pair it with artichokes, their sides burnished as grenades. Take them in your market basket, home to the deep soup … Continue reading

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Foraging for a sourdough link: Faviken Magasinet to Alaska

Lichens for dinner? Pine bark petit fours? Fireweed shoots and fiddlehead ferns? These appeared on the menu from Faviken Magasinet, as reported by FoodSnob blog, but could have been foraged from my backyard woods in the heart of Anchorage, Alaska which lies at … Continue reading

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Barcelona Bakeries

   Barcelona is noted for chocolate, the 1992 Summer Olympics (and for wanting to be a contender for the Winter Olympics a few years hence; it is building an indoor ski resort, harvesting the cold from the transport of liquified … Continue reading

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