Good morning bread friends.
Thank you all for the overwhelming support. The feedback that I’ve gotten since sharing that I’ll be taking the month of September off has been 100% positive and encouraging, and that is a wonderful feeling to be a part of such a supportive community.
Today’s email will be brief - but let’s start by acknowledging how intense hurricane Ida has made it for folks along the coast in Louisiana. If you’re looking for ways to help, here is a list of local & national organizations working on survival and recovery.
While I’m taking a break from baking at scale for the month of September, I’ll still be experimenting with baking. I know there are several bread makers on this newsletter, but if you aren’t yet making bread… let me encourage you to try your hand at making your own bread this month. I may have shared this video recipe before, but it is my favorite intro to sourdough bread recipe that I’ve come across.
Also, if you’re local and didn’t stock up on my bread already… let me encourage you to pick up some bread this month from Origin Bread. I wrote a story about Kirk (the owner of Origin) on my instagram a little while back. If you’re in Madison and need a fix of excellent naturally leavened bread this month, you won’t be disappointed by Origin. As a fellow member of the Artisan Grain Collaborative, they take their craft and their ingredients very seriously.
Finally… I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it forever… this community is incredible. I just heard from Family Health La Clinica yesterday that an anonymous donor from this Bread & Justice community donated another $2,000 to them after we featured their organization last month. That brings the total impact of this community’s giving to Family Health La Clinica to $3,854. Note to self: If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want To Go Far, Go Together
Love you all.