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Jan. 25, 2010
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U.S. Pauses for Pie on National Pie Day
from UPI
The American Pie Council says marking National Pie Day is a good way for folks to get back to one of the best simple pleasures of life. Linda Hoskins, executive director of the Chicago association, said a good pie has long been a way for Americans to express their appreciation to friends, family members, neighbors and even members of the military serving their country. More

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New Bakeries Pop Up in Bucktown, Ill.
from ABC 7 Chicago
Finding a good bakery just got a lot easier in one Chicago neighborhood. That's because two new bakeries have opened up in the same block. Best part of all, each one offers unique treats that make them destinations in their own right. More

Reverie Bakery Cafe Closing Downtown Pensacola, Fla., Shop
from the Pensacola News Journal
A business that has puffed pastries and baked bread in downtown Pensacola for a generation is closing its doors. Reverie Bakery Cafe - formerly known first as Napoleon, then as Pitzmann's - served its last breakfast after being notified it was losing its lease, said owner Angela Johnson. The bakery is on South Jefferson Street. More

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   BC-10 Baking Contrast Meter

Konica Minolta Sensing's BC-10 Baking Contrast Meter measures the color of baked, fried, and processed foods, as well as ingredients, in various environments to ensure consistency in appearance. The BC-10 measures color in most bakery and snack food products, block yeast, brown sugar, calcium propionate, and flour blending. More info

Ithaca Bakery Going Strong After 100 Years
from The Ithaca Journal
A century is a long time for a business to be making the same product in the same spot, but this year the Ithaca Bakery in Ithaca, N.Y., is celebrating that very achievement. Though the building and menu have both expanded, the bakery established as Bruno's Bakery in 1910 is still producing bread on the corner of Meadow and Court streets. More

Local Bakery Closes After Gluten is Found in 'Gluten-Free' Bread Claim
Rebecca Fernandez said it was Great Specialty Product's gluten-free bread that made her pre-school age son, who is allergic to gluten, break out in an uncomfortable rash. "Every day we kept eating the bread and it just kept getting worse and he erupted head to toe. It was itchy and kept breaking open," Fernandez said. More

Going Against the Grain
from the Yakima Herald-Republic
When customers taste bread made at Jenny Simmons' bakery, they may hug her or break into tears. It's not just the taste that causes the reaction - all the products at the bakery are free of gluten, proteins that are found in wheat, rye and barley. Simmons, owner of Jenny Mae's Gluten-Free Goodies in Yakima, Wash., often listens to customers share their struggles in finding food to match their dietary needs. More

   Product Showcase: Komplet Activo

Komplet Activo is a dehydrated active sour dough. The convenience of this product allows the baker to replace traditional wheat sponge doughs and levains , saving time and space and still maintaing excellent characteristics and quality. Usage level is 2% to 8% based on flour weight but 4% is recommended.
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New Bakery for Dogs Features Organic Treats and Pet-friendly Lounge
from the Durango Herald News
If you order a Snickerdoodle Poodle Poo, you might be asked to sit down. Or shake. Or roll over. But trust us, dogs of Durango, Colo., these treats are worth it. Whine and beg until your human takes you to the new Gourmutt Delights: A Bakery for Dogs. You can lounge on the couch, shed on the rug - maybe even sniff and lick the other patrons. More

City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival
from Time Out New York
Every year, City Bakery owner and baker Maury Rubin gives a different mug of deliciousness each day for a month. This year's festival is themed "How to Knit a Marshmallow," and the centerpiece is a "Night of Knitting & Hot Chocolate" on February 18, at which guests can sample flavors while learning from neighborhood knitting shops. As Rubin got to work in his hot-cocoa laboratory, he called TONY to reveal how his mad-scientist mind works. More

Sweet Freedom Bakery Opens in Philadelphia
from the Examiner
Philadelphia finally has a vegan bakery of its own. It's called Sweet Freedom and they're baking us happy. Their small, quaint shop is located next to Govinda's, which has long been a favorite of Philadelphia vegans. Sweet Freedom isn't your typical vegan bakery though, instead they cater to the overly allergic consumer by ensuring that all items are gluten-free, corn-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and contain no refined sugars. More

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