Bakers

longreads

This Fresh Batch of New York Bakers Is Making Bread Interesting Again

"It’s funny, when people meet me, they’re like, ‘Wait, you’re not what I expected.’"
Diana Hubbell
1.15.19
Munchies

A Swiss Supermarket Accidentally Baked Swastika-Shaped Bread

Apparently it was supposed to be a windmill.
Katinka Oppeck
6.12.18
Baking

How a Former Truck Driver from California Became a German Master Baker

Ben Tugwell never thought he'd be running one of the best bakeries in Berlin, especially after moving there without knowing a word of German or having any professional baking experience.
Anna Gyulai Gaál
1.20.18
immigrants

PHOTOS: We Spoke to the Bakers Behind NYC's 'Day Without Bread' Protest

The Department of Homeland Security audit that sparked the mass firing is supposed to be the first of its kind that New York has seen in a decade.
Alex Swerdloff
4.21.17
crime

Venezuela Arrests Four Bakers for Baking Brownies and Croissants as 'Bread War' Intensifies

Maduro threatens to take control of bakeries throughout Caracas for using flour to make sweets instead of bread.
Alex Swerdloff
3.19.17
Sweden

Why Swedes Are Trying to Preserve a Pastry That Could Break Your Teeth

Skånsk Spettkaka is a Swedish egg-based pastry that looks like housing material and has been described to taste like a cross between styrofoam and straight sugar.
Theo Hagman Rogowski
1.9.17
history

The History of the Pretzel Is Mad Twisted

The first known image of the pretzel makes it pretty clear that the bready snack was once reserved for the fanciest and most lavish of parties.
Nick Rose
9.27.16
bread

What Happens When a Baker Decides to Start Making Chocolate

“After bread, to me chocolate seemed the next logical step,” says Chris Brennan, who runs Suffolk’s Pump Street Bakery and also produces his own bean-to-bar chocolate with rich Ecuadorian cocoa.
Hugo Harrison
8.20.16
Syria

How Syrian Bakers Are Making Bread Against All Odds

Even in a time of war, Syrians' high standards for bread are uncompromising. Bakers have implemented unique techniques to provide the daily bread under conflict.
Emma Beals
8.19.16
Baking

Bakewell Pudding Is the Ugly, Illegitimate Child of the Bakewell Tart

Bakewell Tart isn’t from Bakewell but the Bakewell Pudding is—an egg custard dessert that has sparked ownership claims in the small Derbyshire town over the “original” 1859 recipe.
Andrew Anderson
12.29.15
WTF

This Cake Screams Bloody Murder as You Take a Bite of It

Screw having your cake and eating it too. 2015 is all about being your cake and eating it too.
Alex Swerdloff
12.10.15
bread

The Rise, Fall, and Rise of German Bread

The German bread tradition has been challenged by a lack of interest in the baking profession and rise of mass production, but it’s rising once again.
Didem Tali
12.7.15
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