Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ode to Bread

Bread - the staff of life!  Yet to some of us - it's a death sentence.
Last August, I was diagnosed with Celiac disease.  The endless trips to the bathroom, the pain, the bloating - it explains it all.  EXCEPT how to deal with bread withdrawal.
There are mixes and frozen breads - but unless you like eating a brick covered in butter, there's just no comparison.
The gluten free cookies and pretzels and cakes are all tasty enough.  But there is nothing that can compare to real bread.
Crusty French bread, chewy Italian bread, real New York bagels and my favorite from Bread with Appeal in Chicago - the Kalamata Olive bread are all on my permanently-given-up-for-Lent list.  But that doesn't stop me from missing them.
If ANYONE knows of any real bread out there - PLEASE let me know.  I've tried Udi's, Katz's, and every other gluten free brand out there BUT it's NOT real bread.
God, I sure miss bread...


Gabriele Agustini said...

I'm a raw-foodist and I miss bread too. I can make stuff in a dehydrator, but nothing soft, with a crust, like bread.

What I miss the most is cheese! Swiss Cheese, to be specific. OMG! I'm hungry now -
for a cheese sandwich! Dangit!!

Nice to read your comment on my blog. :)


Gabriele Agustini said...

OK, you have to come back now! :)
It's been way too long.

Needles & Threads said...

I'm sorry about your not being able to eat real B R E A D. I, like you am a bread fanatic, found a wonderful half round of raisins, cranberry bread in the day old bin, I must admit, it was NOT day old. When I questioned the bread dept. they told me that since no one sent instructions, they did not know where to put it, so they cut the round in half and gave it away for $1.99, and became the lucky owner. Not having any more week after week, at the store, I decided to concoct my own and happy to say. it is in the raising state. Will tell how it came out. Recipe shared if wanted.