Bread/Book Bundle

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 *Please note that pickup orders require 2 MORNINGS NOTICE AT THE LATEST (more notice time is preferred). These bundles will be available for pickup 12/9-12/24.

Sourdough bread AND the delicious book from which it was inspired! What better way to bring these two together.

This dynamic duo makes for a very special and unique gift, especially for someone who loves both. Select from a variety of options.

1.)Pineapple Scone/One Two Three: A Novel by Laurie Frankel

If you're looking for an incredibly unique read as well as bread, then the Pineapple Scone inspired by the novel, One Two Three, will be just the right fit. The Pineapple scone with chunks of dried pineapple is completely vegan made with cashew cream in place of heavy cream, chia in place of eggs and olive oil in place of butter, this scone is certainly not missing any flavor. At the same time, this scone connects perfectly with the novel as there is a direct reference to pineapple scone and because the one character, Monday, would appreciate the yellow tint. One Two Three is told from the perspective of teenage triplet sisters...Mab, Monday, Maribel...who grow up in a town that has been ruined by pollution from the local chemical factory. Will the girls be able to save the town when the chemical factory returns to start up business again? Incredible characters, intriguing story, interesting perspectives and more!

2.)Ove's Loaf/A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

This is a classic blonde sourdough with wheat, rye and some cracked wheat to add texture when toasted. This option is especially good for a diverse group when you don't know the food preferences of the participants.This loaf can be used pretty universally for toast, sandwiches, salads, etc.  A Man Called Ove is a wonderful novel about a cranky older guy who essentially tries to deal with the loss of his wife. At first, he fights with everyone, but as his story unfolds, you get to see softer sides of him. It contains a little bit for everyone and really focuses on the funny foibles of people. Also, when Tom Hanks was shooting his latest movie in the Pittsburgh area, this is the story the movie is based on (with a slight title change...A Man Called Otto).

3.)Gentleman's Black Bread/A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

The Gentleman's Black Bread is a deeper flavored version of the pumpernickel rye and is made with black cocoa and espresso powder. This loaf is so delicious with grilled cheese, spinach artichoke dip or topped with a piece of cheese and a drizzle of creamed honey for breakfast. A Gentleman in Moscow is a wonderful historical fiction set in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution. The main character is put under house arrest at the real-life Metropol Hotel as punishment for an act against the government. History is told as he lives his life at the hotel and meets people who are affected by his actions.

4.)Fireside Bread/This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Fireside Bread is a unique combination of buckwheat and whole wheat flour mixed with maple syrup and natural smoky ingredients. It makes phenomenal BLT or gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. This Tender Land is set in Wisconsin in 1932 and follows 4 children who escape their dire circumstances by going on a river adventure to escape the adults who are hunting them. Told from the perspective of 12-year-old Odie (Odysseus), this is a tale similar to the Odyssey and Huck Finn. It covers beautiful descriptions of landscape and gives insight into the schools where Indian children were sent to "educate them".

5.)Honey Scapes Biscuits (4-pack)/The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

In the novel, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, we learn about Appalachia (specifically East Kentucky) in the late 1930s when the government set up Works Projects around the country to provide the large number of unemployed with work and creative ventures. We follow Cussy Mary, a single woman who joins on the Pack Horse Librarian Works Project, delivering books to those living in rural areas. She soon encounters challenges, because not only is she a young woman traveling great distances in the wilderness...she is also a blue person (her skin has the shade of blue/a real condition that still exists in Kentucky). Cussy becomes connected to her neighbors as she delivers them new books but often encounters racism and the hatred bred by ignorance. This book is a celebration of books, the Works Project, female strength and community. It also provides education about what causes blue skin. I paired the Honey Scape Biscuits that have the savoriness of fresh garlic scapes with the sweetness of honey, because both items are referred to in the book. These foods are rustic and found in the rural corners of our country.

6.)Honey Brioche (half loaf)/The Book Woman's Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson

Continuing from where The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, in this novel, we follow the life of Honey who became the adopted daughter of the Book Woman. Like her mother, Honey also has the blue skin condition but hers can be more easily hidden. Through a series of unpleasant circumstances, Honey finds herself back in Troublesome Creek, navigating life alone and also following in her mother's footsteps by picking up the Library Project. For this story, i wanted to include the honey for the obvious connection to our protagonist's name, but I wanted something lighter and brighter to go with the story. Honey has some similar characteristics of her mother, but she is very much her own woman.