Come and Taste A Little Bit of History

Come and taste a little bit of history. On October 1, Westfield will be open from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. presenting warm bread day. Learn how different types of breads are made in hearths, woodstoves and the bake oven.

In 1861 Mrs. Isabella Beeton wrote The Book of Household Management. She offered advice on many topics. It was intended to be a history of the origin, properties, and uses of all things connected with home life and comfort. There is a section on bread making. Consider the following advice:

"Bread should always be at least a day old before it is eaten; and, if properly made, and kept in a cool dry place, ought to be perfectly soft and palatable at the end of three or four days. Hot rolls, swimming in melted butter, and new bread, ought to be carefully shunned by everybody who has the slightest respect for the that much- injured individual- the stomach."

The folks at Westfield say:  "Live a little dangerously!" Come enjoy some warm bread directly from the oven topped with a bit of butter. You and your stomach won't regret it.