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Quick Look: I Am <b>Bread</b> - Giant Bomb

Google Blog Search - April 21, 2015 - 6:00am
What can the gnarliest piece of bread possibly knead with a skateboard? Find out!
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Panera Bread Is Making A Big Strategic Mistake - Forbes

Google News Bread Feed - April 20, 2015 - 2:47pm

Forbes

Panera Bread Is Making A Big Strategic Mistake
Forbes
Panera's (NASDAQ:PNRA) decision to boost its share buyback – and sell and refranchise 73 stores – is a big strategic mistake, in our opinion. It will saddle the company with debt, undermine future profitability, and distract its leadership from ...
Earnings Watchlist - Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA)The Markets Daily
Panera Bread Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts (NASDAQ:PNRA)Mideast Time
Options Activity for Panera Bread CompanyAVAFIN
WallStreet Scope
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Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread Recipe - Yahoo Food

Google News Bread Feed - April 20, 2015 - 6:13am

Yahoo Food

Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread Recipe
Yahoo Food
One of my pastry chefs Jon and I were tossing around other desserts that would be difficult to make with little sugar when he piped up, “MONKEY BREAD!” We both stopped for a second and looked at each other — and the challenge was on! Monkey bread ...

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I Am Bread review - PC Gamer

Google News Bread Feed - April 20, 2015 - 5:13am

PC Gamer

I Am Bread review
PC Gamer
You control a series of self-propelled slices of wholemeal bread that want to be toast, an ambition that's never explained but I can only assume is something to do with longevity; I always turn to the toaster at the stale end of a loaf. Most levels are ...

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McKenzie: Gun shop owner bakes bread in the back - The Daily Progress

Google News Bread Feed - April 20, 2015 - 1:38am

The Daily Progress

McKenzie: Gun shop owner bakes bread in the back
The Daily Progress
Edgar Lindamood makes his bread in a shop that stocks Nagant revolvers, Makarov pistols, 6.5mm Swedish, 7.7mm Japanese and 7.65mm Argentine ammunition. No, seriously, the owner of Acme Arms on River Road in Charlottesville really does make ...

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London: E5 Bakehouse

Farine - April 20, 2015 - 12:24am
I wish I could tell you more about E5 Bakehouse and its bakers but both the shop and the lab were so busy when we arrived that I didn't dare interrupt by asking questions. We were welcome warmly though and when he heard I was a bread blogger, Jean Kearn, the French barista (a talented musician as I later learned) took me to the back for a quick hello.
The bakers were shaping the multigrain, working a mile a minute. We exchanged smiles and greetings. But there was no time for more. Next time I am in London, I'll make sure to call ahead. Meanwhile this video I found on E5's website will give you a glimpse of the bakery. I suppose the gleaming new Austrian mill I saw in the next room (the mill house) was acquired after the clip was shot since it isn't mentioned.
I would love to talk to the miller (see here for info on the flours and grains). There were samples in a basket on the counter and I had a taste of the new country loaf, made with wheat milled in-house. It had a terrifically wild and rustic flavor and I fell in love all over again!
I had left a card with my email address and a few hours later I heard from Alexandre Bettler (in the blue shirt on the picture). Alexandre is French and his dream is to open a bakery in London. Towards that goal, he already operates in Clapton Today Bread, a micro-bakery where he does one bake a week with a focus on organic rye breads. The bread is delivered by bike locally both to shops and to subscribers. Yet another bakery to put on the list for the next visit...
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Daily Bread opens for input - IllinoisHomePage.net

Google News Bread Feed - April 19, 2015 - 6:48pm

Daily Bread opens for input
IllinoisHomePage.net
CHAMPAIGN -- The community got their first look into a new soup kitchen. The Daily Bread is moving to a new location on First street. Sunday, people got a look inside at the facility. They are still deciding on renovations and wanted the public's input ...

Google News
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Maker of bread discovers a calling that nourishes the soul - Press Herald

Google News Bread Feed - April 19, 2015 - 12:47pm

Press Herald

Maker of bread discovers a calling that nourishes the soul
Press Herald
Twenty-three years into making bread at his rustic 1780 farmhouse on Plains Road, Mickalide has pretty much figured out a recipe for the good life. And he willingly shares it. In a wood-fired brick oven stoked with local maple and oak, Mickalide bakes ...

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Blueberry Banana <b>Bread</b> | Skinnytaste

Google Blog Search - April 19, 2015 - 7:56am
Blueberries and banana combine so well together in this delicious, super moist bread made with lots of very ripe sweet bananas which allow you to cut back on the fat without sacrificing the flavor and texture. This is perfect for ...
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Panera Bread set to raise hourly wages - Edmond Sun

Google News Bread Feed - April 18, 2015 - 3:03pm

Panera Bread set to raise hourly wages
Edmond Sun
Approximately 130 existing employees will receive pay adjustments and Panera Bread hopes to add 40 or more associates at the four targeted cafes. Catering coordinators and shift supervisors in these cafes will experience an even higher wage with ...
Panera Bread Upgraded at Raymond James (PNRA)WKRB News
Panera Bread Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts (NASDAQ:PNRA)Mideast Time
Panera Bread Given a $200.00 Price Target at Robert W. Baird (PNRA)The Legacy

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London: Fabrique Bakery

Farine - April 18, 2015 - 1:01am
Without a map or a working phone, it took us a while to find Fabrique Bakery, nestled as it is under Arch 385 of the Overground on Geffrye Street in Shoreditch (East London). But it was well worth the search as we found out to our ravenous delight when we sat down for a bite.

Cheese and fig jam sandwich on walnut bread The bakers were finishing up in the lab. When they were done, Jens came and talked to us before settling down at his laptop to relax a while.
Jens trained as a pastry chef in his native Germany. He explains that Fabrique is a Swedish bakery, hence the gorgeous cardamom and cinnamon rolls and the aromatic cranberry-pumpkin seed rye.
Fabrique has eleven locations in Stockholm. The Shoreditch one is their first in London. Several more are planned to open within the next five years. Jens' eyes shine with excitement. This is his first job as a bread baker and he clearly loves it. The breads are leavened with liquid levain. A hint of commercial yeast is added for a better lift. The best seller is the levain.
Most of the breads are humongous. You can buy the whole loaf, half the loaf or a third of it. Charmed to see work listed as an ingredient, I buy one third of the 100% rye. It will keep well and make for a fine breakfast for our remaining few days in London.
Then, thanking Jens for his welcome, we cast one last look around...
   ...and fully revigorated, set out for our next bread encounter.
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Panera Bread to build at Arlington site of former Bennigan's - Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)

Google News Bread Feed - April 17, 2015 - 3:19pm

Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)

Panera Bread to build at Arlington site of former Bennigan's
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
Shuttered since Bennigan's went bankrupt in 2008, a former location on South Cooper Street in Arlington soon will be demolished and a Panera Bread Bakery & Cafe built in its place. The chain of bakery/cafes has leased the restaurant site, at 4000 S ...

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You're a slice of bread that desperately wants to toast itself - Boing Boing

Google News Bread Feed - April 17, 2015 - 12:13pm

Boing Boing

You're a slice of bread that desperately wants to toast itself
Boing Boing
In the game I Am Bread, developed by the creators of the popular Surgeon Simulator, you are an individual slice of bread on a journey to toast itself. It's not an easy path to travel; if you've ever played Octodad: Dadliest Catch and felt that it was ...
I Am Bread review – slice of heavenMetro

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You&#39;re a slice of <b>bread</b> that desperately wants to toast itself - Boing <b>...</b>

Google Blog Search - April 17, 2015 - 10:26am
There's a secret desire that lingers in the heart of every loaf of bread: to burn. In the game I Am Bread, developed by the creators of the popular Surgeon Simulator, you are an individual slice of bread on a journey to toast itself.
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Strategy to derive a sequence assembly for plant genome of bread wheat - agprofessional.com

Google News Bread Feed - April 17, 2015 - 9:56am

agprofessional.com

Strategy to derive a sequence assembly for plant genome of bread wheat
agprofessional.com
The genome of bread wheat is five times larger than that of humans and contains many repeat sequences, making it very challenging for plant researchers to obtain a reference sequence for this important crop. Photo by Jordi Paya Canals via Flickr, ...

Google News
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Vegetables and Cheese Meet Bread - New York Times (blog)

Google News Bread Feed - April 17, 2015 - 9:22am

New York Times (blog)

Vegetables and Cheese Meet Bread
New York Times (blog)
This week Martha Rose Shulman joined Food's sandwich issue with a roasted pepper and goat cheese sandwich that is ideal for travel. Vegetables and cheese, hot or cold, always make a great sandwich combination. Here are more ideas from Recipes for ...

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Vegetables and Cheese Meet <b>Bread</b> - NYTimes.com

Google Blog Search - April 17, 2015 - 9:21am
Vegetables and cheese, hot or cold, always make a great sandwich combination.
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Long Live Yeasty Dough at Los Gatos' Manresa Bread - SF Weekly

Google News Bread Feed - April 17, 2015 - 7:02am

SF Weekly

Long Live Yeasty Dough at Los Gatos' Manresa Bread
SF Weekly
With Manresa's head baker Avery Ruzicka, Manresa Bread commenced, selling loaves at the Campbell Farmers Market in 2013 and soon after at Palo Alto's California Avenue Farmers Market. When you're the 62nd-best restaurant in the world (according to ...

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Brussels brewer uses leftover bread to make beer - Reuters

Google News Bread Feed - April 17, 2015 - 4:14am

Reuters

Brussels brewer uses leftover bread to make beer
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A small Brussels-based brewery has embarked on a project to make beer from leftover bread, harking back to antiquity, when bread, rather than barley, was the main ingredient. The idea for brewing with bread came when 31-year-old ...
Brewer Forges Unholy Alliance Of Bread & Booze With Beer Made From Leftover ...The Consumerist

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London: The Bikery

Farine - April 17, 2015 - 1:15am
And no, there is no typo in the title of this post! Better Health  Artisan Bakery at 13 Stean Street in London, England, is officially changing its name. The new sign is already up.
A bit confusing for visitors from abroad trying to find their way without a map (our phones are useless in Britain), to this remote spot in East London. Spotting the sign from the end of the street, we thought for a minute that we had the wrong address but a helpful breeze brought the unmistakable whiff of baking bread and, bereft of Google Maps, we simply followed our noses.
  The Centre for Better Health -which has active here in Hackney for more than fifty-five years- is a "community-based charity that promotes well-being and supports recovery from mental distress,'  through counseling, classes and on-the-job training. It operates three social enterprises: the afore-mentioned Better Health Bakery soon to be known as The Bikery, Better Health Bikes and Better Health Products Ltd. We only saw the bakery.
Yann Lamour, the head baker (who is French and trained at Ferrandi in Paris), was in the shop when we entered. He kindly took a few minutes of his time to tell us more.
The twelve-month training program has been in existence for two and a half years. Geared towards men and women with mental issues, typically referred by their "carer," their doctor, a counseling centre, but sometimes self-referred as well, it isn't meant to train future bakers as much as to provide a stepping stone towards a new life. The participants are all dealing with some mental issue or other (from depression or anxiety to schizophrenia or other forms of psychosis) but they are all in remission. They have to have been stable for at least two years before they can join.
"Bread making is a form of meditation, " says Yann, "Touching the dough, seeing it grow and transform is a healing experience. " The participants also have their own goals: some seek a chance to meet people in a controlled environment, others want to learn how to develop a routine by sticking to a schedule (arriving on-time, etc.), others still wish to learn teamwork. When their twelve months are over, they don't all become bakers. One has discovered in himself a passion for plants and the open air and is now a gardener. Another plans to be a driver. Another yet is interning in a social restaurant, etc. The common denominator is that for each of them the time spent at the bakery has helped unlock the future.
The breads are all-leavened with natural starters, either a wheat levain at 55% hydration or a rye levain at 100% hydration.
The bakery -who employs four to six bakers- sells at the market on Saturdays and has wholesale accounts with restaurants and natural food stores. It is open for retail Tuesday to Saturday. If you ever are in London, hop on the Overground and follow your nose. You won't regret it.
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