Progress: one foot in front of the other
February 08, 2015
There are no shortage of reminders of how difficult it is to start a new business, especially a bread bakery. It is like climbing a great big mountain. Not only that but when you reach the top you realize that the real work is just beginning! What keeps me going is running into friends and acquaintances that are super excited about having a bread bakery right here on Main Street in Starkville. I can't wait to start baking and serving up healthy delicious food to my community. It is definitely a goal worth fight for, and so every free minute I am toiling away trying to get up that mountain. This weekend marked a couple of big mile stones. First of all, I have finished cleaning up 3 of the 4 decks on my giant oven. It is a major restoration project and I don't if she is going to be a
Stephen King's Christine
, but either way, a great transformation is taking place! The other big one was the installation of a very, very, very (I can't stress this enough) important piece of equipment. Aside from the oven, the most essential item in a bread bakery is the sound system. You may not realize it, but each loaf from DeRego's Bread absorbs rhythm and melody from the air, as well as directly through me. My best baguettes have been the result of some serious rocking out! So the "front of the house" is coming along. Here is a look at the before and after:
Also in DeRego's Notebook
July 02, 2018
Why are so many people becoming terrified of food? Or maybe a better question is, why did it take so long? It's not hard to understand the fear. Just take a stroll through the super market. Things are changing, mostly for the better, but don't for a second believe that those changes are driven by logic, science, or nutrition. They are driven by consumer demand, and let's face it, that is exactly what got us into this mess in the first place.
Why is there a ship on the label of DeRego's Crackers?
June 06, 2018
Many years ago, I baked my very first loaf of bread on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean. It was in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle, to be precise, which may account for my supernatural baking abilities, but you can come up with your own crazy theory about that.
Announcing our first Bread @ Home Class
May 01, 2018
Learn to bake fresh bread at home in the spare time you already have. This is how I got started baking for the farmers market with a full time job! You can do it, too.