My Take: By Michael Boriero

By Michael Boriero

Remember when people started baking bread to pass time during quarantine? Social media was flooded with people celebrating their unique creations, from Montreal steak spice recipes to different takes on banana bread.
I have to admit it was strange to watch thousands of people rediscover one of the oldest prepared foods in history. Of course, it kept people busy throughout uneasy and often scary times, so it’s hard to be cynical.
But like so many other trends before it, baking bread fell off the map, although, not before enthusiasts tapped out the active dry yeast supply in grocery stores around the world. And look, at least we know bread isn’t going anywhere.
Despite low-carb and keto diets, gluten and wheat allergies, bread reigns supreme. I don’t think I knew a single person who could make bread before quarantine. Now, seemingly everyone understands the basic principals.

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