“Bread is peace and when the ovens are working, it means that everyone is well.”, Predrag Matvejevic, Our Bread
Community tandoori oven installed in a low-income Toronto neighborhood
The tandoor oven was installed at R.V.Burgess Park in 2013 and first used regularly in 2014. Here is a short Youtube video showing naan bread being made at the park in September 2014.
Lovens global platform recognized in an article on the rise of community baking
The Centuries-Old Form of Public Cooking That’s Making a Comeback (by Sara Baird)
Community ovens at Lazaretto Cultural Center, Cagliari, Sardinia
On August 28, 2016, a procession of people, music and bread moved from Lazaretto through the surrounding neighborhood, marina and across blockades along the waterfront. Bread was given away and passerby were invited back to the public square for a feast and more bread.
Inter-generational baking in Germany as part of the “Tastes of the Danube” project
The Bread Houses Network took active part in the international Tastes of the Danube Project (http://tastes-of-danube.eu/) and its final conference and public event “Breakfast on the Bridge” in Ulm, Germany, in July 2016. The project and the big international event, where BHN Founder Dr. Nadezhda Savova-Grigorova was among the keynote speakers, strengthened a network along the Danube of people and organizations working with bread as a tool for unity and community-building. One of the many activities part of the project was community baking in a community oven close to Ulm, uniting various generations and reviving local bread traditions as new ways of connecting and building ties together. Watch the video from the community baking:
Making friendship bread
See what the “Making friendship bread” initiative is about and consider how you can start such an initiative here.