Spring is really here (almost!). I spent an afternoon this week exploring the neighborhood with my son, Magnus, looking for signs of spring. Green things are coming! We can’t wait to for all sorts of special spring bread and bagels, but in the meantime, let's wrap up the winter with a bang.
Last week we sold out of bagels by 12:45 so come early or preorder. Until we can figure out a better fridge situation, no more dozens to go other than pre-orders.
Note: We will be closed/no bread the weekend of April 20th. It’s Passover and we’ll be visiting family and eating lots of Matzo Balls.
You can pre-order bagels (and bread) online They’re also a bit cheaper if you order them ahead of time and it guarantees you some bagels. Pickups start at 9:30 AM on Saturday.
This Saturday, 3/30 - Charcuterie and Hudson Valley Brewing
Next Saturday, Rough Draft is hosting a Hudson Valley Brewing Tap Takeover and we’re pairing their delicious sours with handmade charcuterie plates. You may or may not know from the various things I do for bagels, but one of my other loves is making fine cured and prepared meat. We’re making a number of special preparations for Saturday including Country Pate, Mortadella, and Chicken Liver mouse (all from scratch!) and served with some local cheese and of course some slices of bread.
This Week’s Loaves: Kamut Pan Loaves + Oland + Upstate Levain + Country + Baguettes
Kamut Pan loaves are our favorite sandwich bread. Kamut (aka Khorosan) is an ancient grain that we get from Milanese in Quebec. I think it has a bit of a sweet honey taste while still being 100% vegan (like all our other breads). It will be great for leftover turkey or PB jelly sandwiches.
Oland is a grain of Scandinavian origin that is now being grown and milled in Maine by Maine Grains. We mix it into a hearty boule that is becoming one of our favorite loaves.
Upstate Levain is our classic loaf with 50% local whole wheat (some of it fresh milled). Great for sandwiches.
Kingston Country is our take on a pain de campaigne, a French sourdough loaf, with mostly organic white flour and a touch of fresh-milled local whole wheat. Great for dipping in olive oil or your favorite schmear.
Now Playing: Les Yper-Sound - Explorations in Drums + Sax
This is a recent discovery of a couple of years old album by some of the producers and musicians behind the Beastie Boys instrumentals and other great modern funk + afrobeat. This is funky and fun and has kept me going the past two weeks.