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Playlist - Grits Ain't Groceries

 Did you know that the first, and most important ingredient in everything I make is MUSIC. Nothing good can come out of a quiet bakery and the better the groove the better the products. So, here is an inside look at what makes things happen at Grain Elevator. For the first edition, we begin with one of my favorite bass lines ever. It is also a song about food where Little Milton explains that if he is not in love with you, then grits must not be groceries, as well as a list of other things that no longer make sense. That's great, Milton, but what I am interested in is that bass. Who played it? A bit of googling...

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Why are so many people becoming terrified of food? Or maybe a better question is, why did it take so long? It's not hard to understand the fear.  Just take a stroll through the super market. Things are changing, mostly for the better, but don't for a second believe that those changes are driven by logic, science, or nutrition. They are driven by consumer demand, and let's face it, that is exactly what got us into this mess in the first place.

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Living the Rye Life at the Asheville Bread Festival 2018

I have been dreaming of a trip to Asheville, NC for some time and when I learned that this year's Bread Festival would be helmed by my miller, Jennifer Lapidus of Carolina Ground AND it would be held at the New Belgium Brewery AND there would be a master class with bread rock stars Stanley Ginsberg, Harry Peemoeller and Lionel Vatinet, well any one of those would be enough of a reason to pack up the Cracker Van and hit the road.   The festival consists of a Bread Fair with vendors from across the region selling artisan bread,  jams, oils, and spreads. I am glad I brought crackers, because it would be tough to stand out in that crowd...

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