Making Bread during Quarantine


3 years ago, Christmas season of 2017, Andrew watched an Alton Brown video about making your own bread.

And thus began one of the most glorious seasons of my life—the time when Andrew learned how to make bread. And how do you learn? By trying over and over again (and then your wife gobbling it all up).

See photo that Kate proudly took of Andrew's first batch.

Last year in September, we celebrated my love of bread and the store's 7th Anniversary with a Bread Warmer Event & Bakery Pop-Up.

We featured our most popular gift item: bread warmers! Each bread warmer set comes with a ceramic oven stone to keep your bread warm throughout dinner paired with a handwoven basket.

Local baker Stephanie from "Kuluntu" sold delectable loaves of bread, inspired by South African flavors. Kuluntu Bakery was voted “Best Bread Delivery Service in Dallas” by D Magazine in 2019. The meaning of “kuluntu” is “community” in isiXhosa, a South African language of the amaXhosa people.

Fast forward to today, and Andrew hasn't made a whole lot of bread recently (HINT HINT ANDREW), but has added new video chefs that he loves— top of the list are:

  • Andrew Rea from "Binging with Babish" and "Basics with Babish" on YouTube
  • Jon Favreau from the movie "Chef" and "The Chef Show" on Netflix

For Jon Favreau's bread recipes, check out "The Chef Show" on Netflix, season 3, the "Pasta a la Raimi" episode.

Also here's a great video on YouTube from Andrew Rea's "Binging with Babish" for some basic bread recipes:

Want to take it to the next level AND support local? 

Stay tuned to find out when Kuluntu's next Virtual Class will be!