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  • Fermentation Increases Antioxidants in Whole Grains

    Recent research shows that fermentation (as in the process of making bread) of whole cereal grains (like wheat) increases the levels of antioxidant compounds and activity in whole grains.

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  • An Olive Oil Campaign Worth Supporting

    How much do you know about the olive oil you serve with your bread? Did you know that researchers at UC Davis have confirmed that almost 70% of “extra virgin olive oil” doesn’t even meet the actual standard? In fact, the New York Times even exposed that most of your olive oil doesn’t even come …

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  • The Kneading Conference Goes West

    The Kneading Conference, held in Maine for the past several years, is fun and highly informative. Denyce and I skipped this summer’s event but very much enjoyed the two prior years. Now the food savvy Northwest has invited the Maine folks to help them organize the first Kneading Conference West which will take place in Mount Vernon, …

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  • Hot Bread Kitchen – Making a Difference

    Love this story on Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit social enterprise that creates better lives for low-income women and their families.

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  • Food Wishes Wins Saveur’s Innovative Video Category

    Hi Everyone, Yesterday, the winners of Saveur’s best food blog awards were announced and Food Wishes took top honors in the category of most innovative video content. I’ve long been an admirer of Chef John, Food Wishes creator and video host. He has a great style and the quality of his productions is always top …

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  • Breadtopia Award Nomination

    Well, how about this. I received an email from Saveur yesterday informing me that Breadtopia has been nominated in their 1st Annual Best Food Blog Awards (Most Innovative Video Content category)! Saveur is a hugely popular foodie site, so I figured I’d embark on a shameless self promotions campaign and see how I fare. If …

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  • Bakers, Farmers Hail Grant to Boost Local Organic Wheat Production

    Bakers, Farmers Hail Grant to Boost Local Organic Wheat Production. There was good news today for those who like to buy locally-made organic bread, and for the farmers who grow the wheat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded well over a million dollars in grant money to researchers at the University of Maine, as …

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  • Eat Bread – Prevent Cancer

    Bread crust can help fight bowel cancer, according to a new study in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention. “Pronyl-lysine, a product obtained from bread crust, is a potent free radical scavenging antioxidant exerting chemopreventive activity by reducing oxidative stress.” I hope this counters the massive amounts of butter I slather on every slice.

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  • Illinois Woman Wins National Bread Baking Contest

    Dianna Wara of Washington, Ill., was the winner of Wednesday’s National Festival of Breads baking contest. Contestants from around the country gathered in Wichita for the event sponsored by King Arthur Flour and the Kansas Wheat Commission. There are some fun videos on the National Festival of Breads and other wheat related videos on the …

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  • Home baking makes comeback as families cut shopping bills – Telegraph

    Aug. 4 2008 Home-baking makes comeback as families cut shopping bills – Telegraph This story is currently running in papers across the UK. Bread baking author Peter Reinhart, has long spoken of a home baking renaissance as the interest in home cooking in general has grown in recent years. This trend is gaining added momentum …

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  • The Coolest Bakery on the Planet

    For nearly a quarter century, Steve Sullivan’s Acme Bread has been baking nationally acclaimed artisan breads. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Acme works closely with farmers each year in selecting its organic grains. Working in three shifts around the clock, their bakers turn out 7,500 sourdough loaves by hand every day to meet …

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