I have just successfully completed my first week of school, and have been spending some time reminiscing on some of my summer memories. Today, I want to share with you all one of the coolest places I went this summer, hope you enjoy!
I am a total nerd when it comes to bread.
We were down on the Fisheman’s Wharf, a.k.a the tourist mecca of San Francisco. My mom wanted to go back to the hotel, my dad wanted to poke around the kite shops. But I decided to drag my entire family on a tour of Boudin sourdough bakery.
|pouring soup into bread bowls|
This place was loaded with cool stuff (even my reluctant parents found it interesting. There were little metal baskets that would float around the huge space on a conveyer belt — delivering fresh sourdough loaves to the restaurant and bakery. (if you don’t find floating loaves of bread cool, we need to talk.)
The museum is full of the history of the San Francisco sourdough, with tons of artifacts such as an ancient whisk and 19th century bread bags. (oh how I wish we visited these kinds of museums in school…)
“In 1849, the Boudin family struck
culinary gold. Wild yeasts in the San Francisco air had imparted a
unique tang to their traditional French bread, giving rise to ‘San
Francisco sourdough French bread.’
My favorite part of the museum was the virtual quiz which determined what type of bread best fits your personality. It was surprisingly accurate — I got dusted wheat.
If you ever find yourself in the city by the bay, be sure to check out Boudin bakery!