• by BobP The first traces of bread flour carbon-date back to the Upper Paleolithic period in Europe – about 30,000 BC. Evidence of yeast usage to make bread rise dates back to ancient Egypt (10,000 BC).          Gauls and Iberians used hops from beer to make bread rise in Southern Europe well […]

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  • by BobP I unexpectedly had to run up to Strasbourg at the last minute the day after Christmas.  I hadn’t been to Alsace at Christmas time since the early 90s – it certainly is worth it! The city was resplendent under the snow.  I ventured out incognito in the evening to several of the Christmas […]

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