January 14, 2020

Chemicals in the Food Supply

So a few days ago, while zipping between the productive children who had provided them with grandkids,  my parents stopped by for a few hours and dropped off a care package including some fresh bread they got from the bakery because "that Dollar Store stuff you eat worries me!"

It was really good, but in about 4 days time I went to make a sandwich and....



Turns out the bread they had purchased was that really high-end all-natural stuff with no preservatives.

Now, they're not into the crazy, hard-line "organic" nonsense, they simply zipped into the grocery and picked the top-of-the-line bread, but it brings home how much of these lifestyle fashions are just status games by people who have both the capital and leisure time to buy bespoke merchandise in tiny quantities.


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 04:01 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 We in this family stopped eating store bread many years ago. My wife bakes all of our bread.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tue Jan 14 16:56:40 2020 (LZ7Bg)

2 I also bake all my bread (three loaves at a time, Freeze two). But being just me, I was wasting a lot to mold. So I looked at a package of English Muffins and saw it contained certain preservatives. I went on Amazon and got what would probably be a lifetime supply of Sodium Proprionate. Mold has not been a problem since unless I take REALLY long to finish a loaf.

Although I've been told that Calcium Proprionate is better for yeast breads.

(I also have a meat slicer that came with a serrated blade which is the best thing since sliced bread. ;-).

Posted by: Mauser at Wed Jan 15 01:15:08 2020 (Ix1l6)

3 I stopped baking bread for a while, because I'll eat a loaf a day of good bread if it's in the house. Or even Safeway french bread, if it's fresh out of the oven, which is why I try never to go grocery shopping while the bakery is open...

And don't get me started on Costco dinner rolls. They're like almost-home cookies. :-)


-j

Posted by: J Greely at Wed Jan 15 01:34:11 2020 (ZlYZd)

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