Can you imagine? It’s World Bread Day and I have no bread.
Well, I mean, of course I have bread. I have bread all day every day. I have more baguettes, boules, batards, and other assorted loaves than I know what to do with. I come home from class in the afternoon and scrape dough from my fingernails, brush flour from my hair, and shake crumbs out of my clothes.
But for World Bread Day, I wanted to contribute my own bread from my own kitchen. I actually did bake last night for the occasion, but the taste wasn’t really what I wanted. I will eat it, but I won’t post it, not now, not until I can tweak it until it’s right.
So here I am, breadless on World Bread Day. A breadless brat. “I don’t like that bread. I want a better bread.”
Now imagine if I were really breadless. Imagine if you were too. Imagine if we were among the world’s one billion people that are affected by food insecurity, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, which has designated today, October 16, World Food Day. Imagine that. And now imagine something you might do about it.
Now stop imagining and go do it. And be thankful you have any bread at all.
I certainly am in the same shoes as you Susan, I was going to make a nice loaf, instead I got a blowfish loaf that look like stalagmite inside! So today I fed my levain, and hope for a better result for tomorrow??
Funny how when after an intensive workshop like I had at SFBI, seems like am losing my touch? Maybe a sign to go back??
Anyway, happy baking!
In the past year we have had the biggest surplus of food and the worst world hunger. There is something wrong in this.
I was out of sort until my chiropractor fixed my neck today so I will bake tomorrow with you.
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Yes, I am grateful. Thank God for our daily bread.
I too was in a similar position. No bread made on World Bread Day. Except I completely forgot about World Bread Day entirely. I have been wasting time feeling sorry for myself because I still can’t knead bread easily (4 stitches on my left thumb in September).
Thank you for your words leading me back to reality.