Artisan Bread Festival; Living on Bread Alone; Nigerian Cassava Bread; Recipes
There is an Artisan Bread Festival in Asheville, North Carolina this coming Saturday (the 5th). Among the participants will be Peter Reinhart and Mark Rosenstein. Looks like fun.
Scientists are running tests on a 15 year old British lad who has subsisted almost solely on bread and jam. I'm no fan of the low carb diets, but this is taking things to extremes...
The Nigerian government is trying to introduce a new flour blend that is made up of 10% domestic cassava. The chairman of the Nigerian Master Bakers Association is quoted as saying that "The policy is not only going to put more money in the pockets of Nigerian cassava farmers, but it will drastically reduce un-employment, urban violence, armed robbery and open up a new agro-industrial transformation for the entire country with cassava as its base." Strong stuff.