Bread on Earth is a grain and people-centric art project. Welcome to installment three of the sporadic and tangential (but earnest) newsletter.

*A new interim website is up now, ready for your judgement! It will house writing, research, recipes, and other ephemera until the final site is developed. It will be updated with (moderate?) frequency. 

See here

Breaditorial in Domino Magazine 

Well, still lifes are now ubiquitous (blame Instagram for the homogenization of visual culture!), but I did make this series for the September issue of Domino Magazine, out now. The feature should be online soon. Photography by Will Anderson. 

Bread and Puppet

May I recommend getting to know this theater group, functioning for over 50 years as a puppet show and, indeed, a bread bakery of sorts. From the start they’ve used politics and social justice as fodder for creative play and community building, through the unlikely sisters of sourdough and puppetry. 

More info! Big pictures ->


In the words of the founder, Peter Schumann: 

“All art is faced with starving children and apocalyptic politics. All art is ashamed, angry and desolate because of its impotence in the face of reality… to put bread and puppets together in 1963 seemed like a correct first step in the fight for the immediate elimination of evil.” 

Tensions btwn Tradition + Innovation

The loss of tradition: when should it be mourned and when is it an evolution, an adaptation to the changing needs of a changing world? When is loss actually innovation, not degradation? 

More questions than answers, but more nonetheless, here: 

Read On

Sourdough yogurt flatbreads, pick your color 

A page from a notebook that, in addition to male genitalia, has a formula for a riff on naan that I make quite a bit. People were pretty excited about it last time, because tie dye is eternally endearing. You can mess around with flours. Method below, for your dragging and dropping pleasure. 


Last we spoke I asked for submissions of food sounds, be they cooking, eating, drinking, etc, for what will be a long, wandering audio catalog of the universal food experience. Click below for a teaser track to wet! your! appetite! Please continue to send- the wonder they arouse is disproportionate to their content, or the effort it takes to make them. 


Bread and Circuses

I compiled a brief history of the idiom "Bread and Circuses." It was initially coined by Roman poet Juvenal, who was writing around 100 AD. His work feels oddly prescient today. 

ecce panis, a loaf of Roman bread, unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

Read On


I'm calling for volunteers to assist with research and collation of data for the bread web, a world map of regional bread types. No special skills necessary, just access to internet/books/humans with memories of bread. A working knowledge of Excel wouldn’t hurt. Email me at if you're interested in assisting. I'm still taking submissions of bread types as well. You can use this form

That's all for now. Long live bread, and fuck Trump.  


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