Back in the Day Bakery
Unless you want an 8-hour sermon that includes nutritional charts, a Powerpoint presentation and tears of righteous fury, don’t get Jürgen started on American breads. And never use the phrase “Wonder Bread” around him — I will not be held responsible for anything that happens.
Imagine how it is for a European to shop in American supermarkets. They’re used to tiny shops, and ours are huge! A 300-foot aisle of cereal. 479 varieties of pasta (I counted). And a larger selection of bread than the human mind can even begin to contemplate. But although there’s a great breadth to the vareity, there isn’t much depth. The bread is almost always this squishy, fluffy, possibly poisonous sort. “Where are the real breads, not for toothless babies?” I’m not sure how to answer him. “What shall I do with this sponge cake, bounce it as I would a football? Play with it as a toy?” I lower my head, averting my gaze while Jürgen starts throwing loaves into the air. “Wunderbrot?! HAHAHA!”
So when we discovered the Back in the Day Bakery, on the corner of Bull and 40th street, we were overjoyed. Bakeries are on almost every street in Germany — you can always get freshly baked, delicious breads, regardless of where you live… here in the States, that’s not so common. Back in the Day, though, offers Savannahians real breads, along with muffins, sandwiches and coffee. We’ve been a few times, and the tiny shop is always packed full — the last time I went, the line was out the door. There’s clearly a market out there for healthy, real bread.
Their loaves aren’t exactly the cheapest bargain in town, but the quality make them well worth the expense. And we should all hope that new bakeries like this thrive in the USA; God knows we need more of them!
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November 30, 2010 at 7:50 pm