In a moment, I am going to ask you to close your eyes. But first, I ask for you to read this. I have an idea. What if we started a Bread Revolution. And in this Revolution, we created a bakery every square mile that made fresh bread/baguettes every single day, 365 days of the year, from 6am to noon. And then people could eat their four ingredient-based bread (flour, water, yeast, and salt) each day, fresh, without preservatives, just like they like to do in France.
Wouldn’t that be amazing?
Imagine how many people that would employ, how many thousands of miles that would save in shipping costs, how much gas it would save, helping our environment. Most importantly (in my book), think of how much healthier we would all be, how much more appreciation and gratitude we would have for supporting our neighbors.
I just want you to close your eyes and see it. See a bakery on your block or around the corner. See people re-training themselves to become master bakers, perhaps a dream of theirs that they never thought would come true.
And the numbers are there. It would benefit everyone, and the economy at the same time. It would reduce waste and produce livelihood. According to Reuters, Americans throw away half of their food per year, totaling 165 billion dollars lost annually. If you do the numbers, that breaks down to about $2,000 per household. Yikes!
So, let us be the change we see in the world! Let’s go back to the old world style of breadmaking. Close those eyes tight now and just imagine it….and when you are finished, watch this pretty awesome video by Andrew Whitley, an inspiration in the world of Bread making!