My friend Anna, artist and soup-maker, sent me an interview with Michael Pollan which originally appeared as a podcast on "Inquiring Minds." In the interview Mr Pollan—best selling author and agricultural activist—debunks the Paleo Diet and offers five concrete suggestions for eating healthfully. Below, I've printed suggestion #2, which speaks about the healthful aspects of my topic, bread.
Another personal favorite is the olive bread from Phoenix Pastificio in Berkeley. They sell their pastas, pastries and olive bread at farmers' markets in the area.
|I can't get enough of the delicious olive bread from Phoenix Patificio|
|Epi baguettes from Acme Bakery owned by Chez Panisse baker Steve Sullivan|
|Seeded sourdough baguettes at the Cheese Board in Berkeley|
My sympathy goes out to friends like Hali, Lee and Lynn who can't tolerate wheat and many other substances without extreme discomfort. But I have noticed that the gluten-free contingent is growing by leaps and bounds and is now well represented both on the web and in the marketplace. Thus, I feel compelled to weigh in on the side of wheat and share my love affair with bread.