Hello and welcome!

Letters and loaves stitch us together, and I like to explore how are we connected with food, and to each other.

This project grew from my book, THE NEW BREAD BASKET, which profiled people working in grains. Though the title sounds like a cookbook, there’s only one recipe, for pancakes. Rather, the stories I gathered present blueprints for new possibilities in making bread and beer, and changing the farming, milling and malting involved.

I live in Troy, New York, and love to create bridges between ideas and people through food and words. I hope you’ll join me.

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I am a fan of bread and an avid home baker. The author of The New Bread Basket, I write about food to understand how we are connected to the land and each other.