I'm convinced that my kid is the pickiest eater on the planet.
My son, Julien, is 7 and if he had it his way, he would eat bread for every damn meal. I mean, who can blame him? Bread is freakin' delicious.
If I could eat it for every meal (and not gain 1,000 pounds) I would too. Seriously, I love bread. Who doesn't?
Actually, one of my favorite memories from childhood revolves around eating bread.
Occasionally before school, my mom would take my siblings and I to this amazing bakery outside of San Francisco called Acme Bread and for breakfast we would have fresh warm baguette with butter and homemade hot chocolate on the side.
I'm drooling just thinking about it. It was so simple, yet so perfect.
The other night, Julien and I just watched Michael Pollan's series Cooked on Netflix and learned that the average amount of ingredients found in grocery store bread is 37...37!
That's absurd when it only takes three ingredients (flour, water, and yeast) to make really good bread.
But, who has time to make homemade bread? Not me, at least not at this point in my life.
Luckily, I just discovered an amazing bakery right in our neighborhood at work in Biddeford, ME.
The bakery is called Night Moves Bread and all the breads that they make are naturally leavened and slowly fermented to unlock the full flavor and health benefits of the grain. Good taste and good nutrition? Sign me up.
This morning we had our first taste of the sourdough bread from Night Moves and it was AMAZING. We toasted it and put butter and honey on it and it was perfection. Everyone loved it and everyone wanted seconds, and thirds...duh.
I love knowing that my family enjoyed something nutritious and that it was made right in our own community. I'm grateful to have found them and will be ordering bread from them weekly.
If you are a local, you must check them out!