The Fresh Loaf

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Satisfaction

Joe Fisher's picture
Joe Fisher

Satisfaction

There's just something satisfying about eating a sandwich on bread you've made yourself. Soft, delicious bread. A sense of accomplishment. Anyone can go to the store and buy bread, and sometimes even more cheaply than I can make it for (I don't want to think about how much I spent in molasses on my last pumpernickel).

It's funny, because not that long ago, it would have been completely commonplace to eat your own bread. We've become a society so dependent on having others do things for us.

I'm a woodworker, and there's a similar satisfaction to working with tools you've made yourself. Again, the craftsman of old would have scoffed at such an idea, having made 95% of his own tools. Today, you can buy tools just about anywhere for 1/2 of what it would cost you to make them.

But then cost isn't the point, is it?

-Joe

Comments

Suiseiseki's picture
Suiseiseki

Very true. I make mostly open-phase sandwiches and french toast using sandwich loaves I made from scratch. I'm half way through my current loaf, a not-so-successful experimental loaf, but I still love it.