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Week 6

Rob Salvino

It’s the first week of the year, and you know what that means in the food business? After weeks of over-indulgent holiday fare everyone in the whole country decides to eat healthy for a while. Sales of sugar and sweets plummet--for about two weeks. This isn’t too surprising of course. The binge/fast cycle is part of human culture. Think Mardi Gras and Lent. I guess since I’m a Leo I should embrace this binge/fast thing, but I feel as if I’m more of a Libra. Steady as she goes. And so it is with food. I actually don’t believe in...


Week 5

Rob Salvino

As promised weeks ago, this week’s box contains some traditional holiday cannoli. Well, traditional with a twist because the shells are made with Sonora wheat flour and Port to give them a robust flavor and crunchy yet soft texture. Please refrigerate until ready to eat.  I know you’re close to having your fill of sweets, so that’s it for indulgence, which is not to say that you won’t enjoy the rest of the good stuff in the box starting with a wonderfully moist crusty loaf of rye bread. This loaf features both rye flour and rye flakes for an extra...


Week 4

Rob Salvino

This week’s box requires a little work on your part. Don’t worry, I’ve done the tedious part. When I was growing up the holidays meant home-made cappelletti in a chicken broth soup. Half the time we got off easy and ate Christmas dinner at Uncle Frank and Aunt Marie’s house. They were great cooks and I always enjoyed their food—probably because I wasn’t collared into helping prepare. It was the other years when we hosted Christmas dinner that I dreaded. The day before my dad would wake my siblings and me up early to make the cappelletti. It was one...


Week 3

Rob Salvino

With Christmas approaching I thought I’d try to recreate the traditional Italian holiday cake known as panettone. It turned out so well that I decided to make more! Hence, this week’s delivery includes panettone, another pane (Italian for bread), and bear claws. Clearly there is no unifying theme this week.   This week’s selection of baked goods could present you with a bit of a dilemma. Both the panettone and the bear claws are traditional breakfast items. Which one should you have for breakfast first? The answer is simple. The bear claws. They are intended to be eaten immediately. The...


Week 2

Rob Salvino

I hope you had fun playing the game of hangman last week. There’s more to come. It’s only fitting. The name of the bakery is Cereal Box Bakery after all. This week I’m featuring Turkey Red wheat in some of the baked goods. Turkey Red wheat is what is known as a heritage wheat. What is a heritage wheat, you ask? Thanks for asking! For millennia wheat evolved to local conditions and tastes as it traveled the globe with people. A variety that became specific to a certain people is known as a heritage variety. In the twentieth century farmers...