I particularly liked this part:
And found this interesting - I hadn't realised the craze had extended to France & Italy."It's funny because only one month ago, everyone was on a gluten-free diet. Now, suddenly everyone is a baker," says Maddalena Borsato, a researcher in the philosophy of bread at Turin's University of Gastronomic Sciences, and a former baker at several of Italy's most legendary pasticcerias.
In Italy and France, where great bakeries are around every corner, the rush to make bread at home is particularly unusual. Borsato hypothesizes that it has to do with solidarity despite social distancing.
Wife couldn't buy seeds from her source, panic buying. Hell we have our own garden, seems everyone else wants one now.Hahahaha I've been asking this exact question for a couple of weeks now....as someone who has baked bread for years (we very very rarely buy bread - I make almost all of the bread we eat) I have to admit that its becoming a bit frustrating trying to buy enough flour thanks to all these newbie bakers *lol*. The BBC had a good article on this topic last week: Flour mills working 'round the clock' to meet demand
But actually its great to see people connecting with their food - on our local Facebook group there's also been a huge increase of people asking for seeds and ideas of what they can grow. Along with bread making, cake baking and gardening are all constructive ways of passing time, spending time with (immediate) family, and teaching children about where our food come from. Who knows, maybe some of them will even keep it up when everything returns to normal?
Luckily we bought most of our seeds in the autumn via our allotment society, there were just one or two varieties we couldn't get from them and which we were planning on trying to find in a garden centre. Obviously that plan didn't work out but I managed to find them online (after queuing to get on a seed website!), but it wouldn't have been the end of the world if we hadn't managed to get hold of them.Wife couldn't buy seeds from her source, panic buying. Hell we have our own garden, seems everyone else wants one now.
That is good. You must post your bread photos in Today's Bread if you can. We would love to see.I am afraid not, however since embarking on making my own bread I have never suffered any form of allergic reaction, and it will soon have been one year and seven months since I stopped buying bread.