Brief Update - Europain Swag...
I'm bumping about the crumbled abode, not quite myself, unpacking my suitcase, doing piles of laundry, and sorting through my Europain swag. I try to be restrained on this, because I won't check baggage and a week long trip does fill up the carry-on.
Those of you who followed my exploits at IBIE will be pleased to note that I got a plastic scraper from Caplain - a company that markets small scale bakery machinery including (and this is so exciting) a table top, hand cranked sheeter. Now that would fit in my house. How cool is that!
From Revent, I got a great shopping bag emblazoned with "Make Ciabatta. Not war." on one side and "Blood, sweat, and baguettes" on the other. Oh, and both sides also contain the photos of artisan bakers who are way, way easier on the eyes than The Naked Baker. Aditionally - and this is so fabulous - I opened the bag and thought "Geez, I really need to remember to dump out bread crumbs before I pack" (and I do have a lot of bread crumbs in my luggage) - but when I went to empty them out, they were printed on the cardboard that formed the base of the bag. It's the details that matter.
Revent also supplied me a t-shirt proclaiming "In Bread we Trust." Neat.
Of course there is the Europain lanyard.
But, I send out to you one more piece of info from the Revent company. Now my phone is not smart, so I don't know from these things, but Revent has created an "app" called Bread Seeker. The English wedsite is: http://www.revent.com/en/breadseeker.html I seem to read that it is for both the iPhone and Android, but again, not my thing, and it seems to be free. It is supposed to tell you, based on your current location, the bakeries that are in your area. The website also has some videos (with subtitles) - you may wish to check it out.
Okay, tired, hurting, and not up to snuff - still coming down from that Europain high...