It is the bread-lovers dream! This week Peter Reinhart from Johnson and Wales University hosted the first ever International Symposium on Bread. I was honored to be invited to this event and hang out with crazy bread-heads like myself. Peter is true to his vision in bringing together so many bakers, and lovers of the bread trade. It’s a great event that gathered bread experts, milers, agriculturists, bread historians bakers, and more.
The speakers were amazing!
Stefan Cappelle gave a talk, “The Future of Bread Lies in its Past,” about how we are re-discovering sourdoughs as a solution to more than just flavors by having a sourdough library.
A whole host of other topics were touched on like Dr. Ann Madden’s talk on microorganisms, “New Microorganisms from Strange Places for Better Breads,” Tom Gumple’s presentation “Innovation, Compromise and Real Life—Finding the proper Balance in a Multi -Unit, Growing Company, or Francisco Migoya’s “Insights from Modernist Bread—Shaping the Future of Bread through Science. The days were packed full of speakers, socials and Q&A Panel.
Puratos was the main sponsor of this event. So of course we got to taste phenomenal sourdough breads from them. I even got to tour their Sensobus!
Hats off to Eric and Tom from Panera bread. I was not expecting such push back from bread heads on me consuming so much bread. Eric questioned the philosophy behind me eating so much bread and was concerned that I was sending the wrong message to people who have diabetes. Again, to concur with Eric, this is not a diet meant for diabetics.
Though, I do think diabetics shouldn’t give up on eating bread. They should look for options like the Alvarado St. Bakery Diabetic Bread. In addition, Tom said what I’m doing is not anything new; it’s an exclusion diet. I agree with this too because what I have been doing is following the information that science has given me.
Here’s what I ate on Days 50 and 51 of EB90:
|Whole Grain Bread||6 slices (40g)||500|
|Whole Grain Baguette||250g||300|
|Bread from King’s Kitchen||6 slices||400|
|Honey Butter||2 Tbsp||200|
|Chicken Salad||1 C||105|
|King’s Kitchen Rye Bread||4 slices||300|
|King’s Kitchen Ciabatta||4 slices||400|
|King’s Kitchen Egg Challah||3 slices||400|
|Puratos Whole grain roll||1 roll||150|
|Mrs T’s Bloody Mary Mix||1/2 Can||35|
|Greek Salad||1 C||150|
|Dry Airline Pretzels||2 bags||160|
|Sugar Free Strawberry Jam||1 Tbsp||20|
|Justin’s Almond Honey Nut Butter||1 Tbsp||190|