Bread: the Circle of Life

05 Mar

I just watched a TED video while doing the dishes. The talk was by Peter Reinhart, an acclaimed baker, author, teacher and story teller. (Thanks to the wonderful Chris Corrigan for the tip.)

Peter talks about the 12 steps of making bread, and the many transformations that take place through those steps. From living wheat to a death we call harvest. From ‘dead’ flour and yeast to living, breathing, consuming, growing dough. From living dough into the destructive heat of the oven. From dough to bread. From lifeless (but beautiful and tasty) bread to sustaining food for life. A wonderful circle.

There’s something brewing here. The universe is sending all kinds of bread stories into my life. 🙂 Can’t wait for the next one.

(Speaking of brewing, my brother the home brewer will love the story Peter tells about bread and beer–beer is liquid bread, bread is solid beer.)


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Posted by on March 5, 2009 in Food, universe


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