the Life around the Loaf

Everyday bread can be Extraordinary. I am a baker and good-bread-seeker with a particular interest in Sourdoughs (see first post for explaination) but also a general interest in Life and Happiness and the role bread can play in it.

Friday, 4 December 2009

An unexpected use for bread...

With the advent of, er, Advent, Presepi - Nativity scenes - have started appearing in the town squares and churches. They are often life-sized, and always produced with painstaking attention to detail. I have wandered into this exhibition by Altamuran model-maker Vito Cicirelli without being fully prepared for the bizarre and ingenious craftsmanship that can be inspired by religious devotion. Here the Holy Family shelter within the comforting goodness of... a 5kg loaf of Pane di Altamura. A light brings out the lovely yellowness of the durum wheat crumb.

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Madeleine (Dilly) Boase