Our Autumn days are sunny again. I went out on Thursday to take a few photos in the park. Then I went to the Co-op to buy a few items and look around. There I picked up a loaf of Rye bread from Baker’s Field. It smelled heavenly. Rye bread is quite a different and hearty bread from whole wheat. I grew up having Limpa Rye bread at my Swedish neighbor’s house. That’s a story in itself.
When I read the label on the bread, and ate it the way I did as a child, just plain, I knew I had found a gold standard of Bread Baking. A new tradition of milling and baking has begun again in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Small scale is terrific.
I looked the makers up in Minneapolis. They grind their own flour and make all sorts of breads and pastry. The bread and pasteries can be bought at Kieren’s Kitchen in the Food Building. I was very excited to investigate further and contacted my friend Carla and sent her a link to Kieren’s Kitchen in Minneapolis. “locally sourced seasonal produce includes Minnesota-grown staples, like apples, squash, pumpkins, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes and blueberries. Our meats come from farms in Minnesota and Iowa.” ~ Kieren’s Kitchen ~
Hey Carla, I found this place from a bread I bought today at the coop. It looks interesting. Want to go? Of course Carla wanted to go. We try new places for coffee and conversation now and then. Her husband happened tp be out of town and this was a perfect opportunity for a meal.
What a great way to celebrate Autumn! We found there was more to discover at the Food Building 0n NE 14th Street. We visited and observed the Makers in the building.
The Squash Soup was served with half a squash with pepper aioli and a drizzle of cream and herbs. It was a treat and imaginative way to serve squash soup & Baker’s Field warmed bread! Five ☆☆☆☆☆ Eats. I had the locally made Ginger Beer and it was very good. I’m a big fan of Ginger Beer.
Carla’s full breakfast had eggs, crisp flavored fried potatoes came with a sauce, plenty of thick bacon, and Baker’s Field toast. Carla had Irish Breakfast Tea. Five☆☆☆☆☆ Eats
Guest’s order at the counter and then it’s seat yourself. At Kieren’s they pay attention to details of food presentation, service and quality. Also on offer are the goods from the other maker’s in the building. I tried the Brie cheese sample from Alemar’s Cheese. It had a very refined flavor and lush texture. Big Plus was that the people who serve you are very warm and friendly, which adds to the pleasure of the experience. (A+ to have great service.)
The Food Building
This Alemar Cheese producer was not actively making cheese, when we walked through hall from Kieren’s Kitchen to see the business in action.
Baker’s Field Bakery
Their flour is milled on site and can be purchased at Kieren’s Kitchen.
Main view of the Baker’s at work and their workspace
Red Table Meats
Redtable processes and cures their own meats, which can be bought at Kieren’s Kitchen.
If you are in Minneapolis, Kieren’s Kitchen has a menu that might appeal any day of the year. It was a great way to celebrate Autumn with my friend Carla.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.
Wishing you a good week wherever you may be.