By Bread Alone

Transylvania Bakery's Sprouted Wheat Bread

Man cannot live by bread alone. Butter is also required.

Vancouver is a pretty good bread-town; so bread and butter can make a pretty decent repast. Still, today we went overboard. This morning’s breakfast consisted of Terra Bread’s fig & anise sourdough, toasted with butter. Dinner was a loaf of Transylvania Bakery’s sprouted wheat bread, still warm from the brick oven, also slathered with butter.

Terra Breads is an ever-expanding Vancouver institution, making dozens of excellent loaves, focaccias, breakfasty pastries, and cookies. The bread line at Terra’s Granville Island Public Market location is perhaps the most romantic venue at which any of my now-married friends ever met. (Janet Capewell and Chris Knudsen hooked-up over Terra’s famous grape bread.)

Transylvania Bakery is decidedly smaller operation. A one-man show, actually. Florin Moldovan is closed on Tuesdays, but every other day of the week he features two ovenloads of fabulous, rustic bread. Peasant bread — a whole wheat sourdough levain — emerges from the wood-fired oven at noon; a light rye and a sprouted wheat hit the shelves at 5 pm on alternate days. Arrive within the hour if you want one of these excellent, crusty loaves. They sell-out fast.

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9 Responses to “By Bread Alone”


  1. 1 Yaniv 8 November 2007 at 12:42 am

    Milk the mind by pointed concentration
    Then churn this brew with rhythmic breath

    Man cannot live by earthly bread alone
    But spread with this butter of Soul essence
    He can live as all-one

    • 2 sylvie 6 August 2010 at 11:58 am

      I cannot have wheat is there a bread you make without it?
      Please let me know, I’m on this new diet due to medical issues, and I am missing eating bread so much, what do expect I’m Italian and French.

  2. 3 mbjesq 8 November 2007 at 9:13 am

    I seriously doubt it.

  3. 4 yaniv 8 November 2007 at 11:00 am

    such a doubting thomas!

    :-)

  4. 5 Louise 13 November 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Good bread blogging. Butter of course is a necessity- but where does cream cheese come into the picture?

  5. 6 mbjesq 13 November 2007 at 7:20 pm

    Funny that you should ask!

    This is a profound question that is answered in a post that will upload at midnight tonight, called “Salmon at Work (Part Two)”. Stay tuned!

    MBJ

  6. 7 Whatever-ishere 21 November 2007 at 10:47 am

    thanks for the GREAT post! Very useful…

  7. 8 ericp 29 January 2008 at 10:25 am

    What is the address for Transylvania Bakery? Isn’t it somewhere on Broadway?


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