Italian Bakery

Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun. Apr. 24, 2011 9:39 am

Thanks MATHEW D for this great post! I cherish these remnants that are now so rare. This is the stuff of our heritage, real life doesn't bother me a bit. It's great that you get to share the bread with your boys. They will remember. That's the best 'bread' there is. Makes me want to share what I had when growing up.

I was lucky to grow up with places around that operated just like Mickey's place. I didn't live in town but within walking distance, a few blocks as it were, there were three places in particular; one a penny candy store and fountain (burgers and such), one a 2-room grocery store and fountain and the last was a butcher shop - saw dust on the floor - with canned goods high up on the shelves. You didn't need money in hand. Just pay your bill later. That type of kindness put the first store out of business as some took advantage of him. The only thing missing was a bakery like Mickey's place - that was too far for a kid to walk to. I'll never forget Huskies place, Ebner's , Sarson's, the Ice House (for big blocks for you ice box!) and Pursel's Feed Mill with its spring house, millrace and all(can still smell the dust!). The mill just closed a few years ago. I can still see them and it all makes me ... :D
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Re: Italian Bakery

PostBy: jpete On: Thu. Apr. 28, 2011 8:51 am

Yanche wrote:
MATTHEW D. wrote:[quote="markviii"]

Thanks markiii.

Looking at the video, do you think the bakery would pass health department inspection? The wife observed a lot of rubbing his nose and rolling dough with bare hands. I know, we have done it that way for 109 years, but ...[/quote]

How many germs do you think can survive the heat of his coal oven? If it were an issue, he'd have been out of business a long time ago. :)
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