o hell yes for tg success

ya’ll made for the raddest thanksgiving morning ever. thank you a million times over.

i baked 60 loaves thursday morning, all outta my teensy tiny little oven. and all of em got gobbled up, by all of you. folks started coming at 7:30 am, and didn’t stop until noon, when i took off on my bicycle to deliver to hungry people around the neighborhood. it was so totally rad i was high all day (on excitement, not the weed pot you stoner)… until about 7:30 pm when i snuck away to take a nap in the basement of Amnesia.

but here’s a little behind the scenes peak at what your breadies look like before they become bread.

black pepper parmesan you make me feel funny on the inside…

cranberry walnut you take me places i never knew existed…

and fig gorgonzola rosemary i can’t even begin to explain the things i want to do to you…

get your mind outta the gutter.

we had such a special special thanksgiving dinner at amnesia with so many beautiful people.

and i ate way too much and had to fall asleep in a secret place for an hour or so. but then i woke up and sucked down a redbull and felt like a superduperstar and danced the night away.

it was full on goodness. and look at my friends. they are so pretty.

things got pretty crazy by the end of the night…

anyway, see you soon dudes.

❤ josey

community supported bread {for realll}

first of all, i want to thank you thank you THANK YOU for all of the support ya’ll have given me over the past few months. it’s been so super rad to see how pumped ya’ll get on my breads, and that you keep coming back week after week to get more.

first things first – Thanksgiving is this week and i wanna make sure ya’ll get what you want. if you haven’t ordered already, please email me by Monday evening. i will be delivering most of this bread by bicycle on Thursday, and i’m mighty, mighty pumped about this.

and an important shift in the winds is happening here team… the time has come for no more day by day bread decisions. this is too important, too essential, too delicious to fly by the seat of our pants any longer. i’m gonna ask ya’ll to make some teensy tiny commitments, and subscribe to my community supported bread. thats CSB for short, you cute sexy babies. so help me help you, and fill out the form at the top of the page to join in on the fun.

here’s how it works, very simply – you buy $20 worth of bread (4 loaves) at a time. but on this first time around i wanna give you the sweet deal, so let me give you an extra loaf on me. so that’s $20 for 5 loaves of baked goodness. for most of you this will be 5 weeks of bread – 1 loaf per week. for others this will be one week of bread, cuz you are so bread crazy that you just get as much as you can and eat it all and get a tummy ache then complain to me (silly bread loving ones). whatever your style and eating habits, i’m down, you just gotta give me the heads up. don’t worry – if you’re away for a week or two, just let me know at least 5 days ahead of bread day, and your subscription will carry over to the next week. and when your subscription runs out, just get another one. easy as pie. yummy as bread.

heads up – bread subscriptions don’t start until after Thanksgiving, Nov 30 to be exact.

starting in December, i plan on baking on tuesdays as well, so you’ll be able to get bread on Tuesday or Thursday. and to remind everybody, you can pick up my bread at Gravel & Gold (3266 21st St @ Valencia) during the day from 12:00-7:00, OR at Amnesia (853 Valencia, b/w 19th & 20th St) any time after 6:00 PM. whatever is easier for you, just let me know and i’ll make sure the bread is there. pay in person with cold hard cash – i’ll be at Amnesia, or there’s a cute little wooden breadbox at Gravel & Gold for you to drop your money in, like this –

rafi made the box. i made the sign and even the little envelopes.

don’t be sneaky and try to take your bread without paying. i am an excellent detective and i will find you and take all my bread back and maybe even call you a jerk to your face.

if you’re super scared of commitment please say so (and start working on that), and just order 1 loaf at a time. my preference is for the subscription, and my hunch is that one-loaf-at-a-time won’t last for long, as more and more people subscribe. you can always drop in to Amnesia and see if i’ve got any orphan loaves for you to scoop up, but this is only for the wild ones.

check out my new business cards. these aint no mass produced thingamajigs, no sir. i made em myself –

❤ jo

p.s. who is this mystery bread boy…???


howdy friends

this is part totally disgusting and part totally awesome…

(that’s a loaf of my black pepper parmesan. the black pepper parms LOVE to party, and i cant stop them.)

anyway, a few exciting tidbits in my bread life lately:

* i got a little nod in the November issue of San Francisco magazine. woooohoooooo
* i was recently contacted by a popular sf food and entertainment website, because they want to write a story about me (this stuff makes me bonkers)
* mcsweeney’s may be writing a bread book, featuring yours truly (i know, i know, enough with the bread already, but what the heck this is my breadblog folks)

and now on to the realgoodstuff… i wanna let ya’ll know about something very special i’m going to be doing in a couple weeks.

everybody’s been asking about bread for the holidays. like, josey, when the hell am i going to be able to order some bread for thanksgiving??? i need to bring a loaf to my new girlfriend’s house so that i can lie and said that i baked it and she will finally spend the night at my apartment. stay calm my good people, thanksgiving is right around the corner (SO IS MY BIRTHDAY AND I LOVE PRESENTS), and i’m going to give a sweet idea a good ol fashioned try – thanksgiving bread by bicycle. ohhh yes. ’tis the season emmer effer.

here’s the deal – on Thanksgiving day (Nov. 25, which is 2 1/2 weeks from today) i’ll bake all morning. you can come by my spot (20th & Shotwell) and pick up bread any time before noon. if you’re feelin like keeping it nice and cozy and staying home, or laying low at your boy/girl/whateverfriend’s house, then i will bike the bread to you sometime after 12:00, before you feast. so sweet. you get to stay in your pj’s, and i get to see your place. maybe you’ll even have an extra candy corn (or a few of those sweet candy pumpkins [or maybe just maybe a delicious frosty beverage]) on hand so that i can bike on to the next delivery without passing out.

and to make things fun i’m going to have a little competition amongst my breads. please vote for your favorite thanksgiving bread out of the choices below. the winners will make their way into your greedy little fingers on thanksgiving morning. possible thanksgiving breads:

* cranberry walnut whole wheat levain (so festive!)
* seed feast (so hearty!)
* olive levain (so addictive!)
* rosemary, fig, gorgonzola (so sexy!)
* black pepper parmesan (so oozy!)

and here’s the thing team – you gotta order bread ahead of time! i’m anticipating more bread orders than i can handle, so if you really want bread you gotta let me know soooooon.

love all ya’ll so super hard

❤ jo

p.s. this is the most perfect loaf of bread i have ever baked. i hope you like it.