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Essay Collection: The Book of Bread

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread. ― Mahatma Gandhi

In this collection of essays, I explore our modern, first-world idea of “nourishment” as I work my way through the (literal) Book of Bread, a bible-thick instruction manual on artisanal bread making. The physicality, textures, tastes and smells of baking this American staple serve as a backdrop to a broader conversation on our nutty, modern relationship to food, including chronic eating disorders, the rapid rise of food sensitivities, and our hunger to be “fed” in a world that increasingly disconnects us from one another. Lingering in the margins is some brutal honesty about what’s at stake for a generation who remain grossly under-nourished.


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