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Traveling has no purpose. You travel because there is something out there that is worth seeing yourself. Because there are people whose life you can’t imagine, unless you meet them.
For some it is confusing that I plan my trips due to bakeries I discovered mostly online – or rather bakers, their places and their stories like others do with beaches or special sights on world maps.
Eline Ex has an artisan bakery „Broodbakkerij Ex“ in Amsterdam Noord, with an open workspace and a simple shop attached to it. We visit the bakery during our last holland short break on a sunny afternoon, the scent of awakening bread filling the room and a thin layer of flour veiling everything. Eline makes bread in a traditional French way, using only flour, water, salt, sourdough and her hands. In essence it’s a very simple product, but that is precisely what makes it so complex. Artisan bread baking is a really fine, really specific craft. In Eline’s „bread home“ you feel that the neighbourhood is very much involved with what she is doing there. It was very nice to notice during our visits how Eline’s customers are happy that she has opened her place in their neighborhood. They appreciate what she is doing, and are sincere in their feedback. It’s a warm place to be.
Her fascination for bread arose when she worked in the kitchen of a restaurant in Paris. Every day they got bread from the best bakers in town and she realized how this really simple product inspired and fascinated her. And she realized that sourdough bread baking – this very slow and intuitive process – was better suited to her life than the refined and fast work in the kitchen. She studied for six month with a wood-fired baker in Brittany, then she worked at de Superette in Ghent. After a year and a half she started her own business in the Netherlands, in the space of another baker. Sold her bread mostly on the Noordermarkt on Saturday. Until she opened her small open bakery in the summer of 2019 in Amsterdam Noord.
So we have been on vacation near Amsterdam in early spring for 4 days, have slept wonderfully in a circus wagon and a very special apartment in the countryside. And have discovered many more people their places and stories, but that’s a new story.
Spring vibes. I miss the countryside-a garden-a table in the evening sun, bake a pizza hand in hand as everyone like, vegan or not, round or angular, thick or thin, and then share everything to discover something new. A walk together after sunlight, porridge and coffee on the terrace overlooking the garden – with blanket and warm wool socks. I really like the thoughts and questions of Katharina ::< Life is not always sweet, but you have plenty of chances to grab yourself a slice of happiness.> … < What part of your life did you find nourishing?> not always thinking what is missing, what do we want, where do we still want to live, … it’s good and important to deal with all these inner questions, and to speak, to communicate with you and others. But maybe we just have these small moments that suit us, that feel good to show us where our path could start? Where did you feel almost 100 % YOU in these spring days, without thinking too long ….
The little picture story above – 24 hours at Katrin’s home in Brandenburg in the countryside. Wake up in the morning, without city noise. A short morning round with Ludwig and Bruno, very individual character heads like us. Bake sourdough bread, eat together in the garden with very interesting conversations. A garden big enough to stroll through together and to discover the first signs of spring. Much more and enough for stepping into spring or to start whatever may come!
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