Dear Bread

Amy Halloran
Letters about bread, flour and people.
Created 28 Sep 2020
  • Home
    03 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 7 2
    To my bread pals, I’ve been thinking a lot about home lately, but also, most of my life. I wrestled with the confines of home as a teenager in the early 80s: was it feminist to like baking? To love ho...
  • Shoulds
    26 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Dear flour friends, Happy official fall! I hope you are enjoying this season, whether you are scrambling like me, to tuck away a bunch of foods, or not. My kitchen is full of pickles & jams, and thing...
  • Baking Is Dreaming
    20 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Dear bread friends, I love mornings, and especially weekend mornings, because the days seem open and hopeful, released from routines. I’m a huge fan of index cards. This little blue one has been on my...
  • Sourdough September
    10 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Dear bread friends, The Real Bread Campaign launched Sourdough September to help counter the confusion surrounding artisan bread as factories and supermarkets picked up on the appeal of the term. “Art...
  • Summer Stories
    05 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Dear bread pals, I am full of stories, always, but every Labor Day I remember cataloging my summer experiences to figure which topic would make the best back-to-school essay. I always wanted to delive...
  • Waiting
    29 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 8 2
    Dear Reader, Here comes the end of a mental season. The idea of summer is longer than allotted by school calendars, and the season’s promises are intense. Toward the end of each July, I get attacked b...
  • Baking By Touch
    11 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 1
    Dear bread friends, Every once in a while, I get nostalgic for when I would carry a friend in my head for days, composing a letter. In my teens and 20s, I always had a letter going. When I finished on...
  • Bread Metaphors
    14 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Dear Bread Friends, I found a new path today. Every morning I try to walk, and today I found myself at the golf course. Spying a man standing on a bridge, I decided to go where he was. I stood where h...
  • Nature Study #2
    05 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    Image description: A lovingly worn copy of Anna Botsford Comstock’s “Handbook of Nature Study,” with a spiderweb printed on the green cloth fabric of the cover. Hello flour friends, I started to move ...
  • USDA Supply Chain Comments
    16 Jun 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Dear bread pals, the letter writing tables are turned! Please pick up your virtual pen and write a love letter to the USDA about regional flour. Until next Monday, June 21st, the United States Departm...
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