Sikes: ‘Bread baking is their first love’ | Food-and-cooking

When my friend, Oscar Banta brought me a loaf of bread as a gift, it was in a bag marked Stinson Artisan Breads. Stupid me didn’t realize Oscar had baked the bread himself. I contacted the Stinsons bragging. They thanked me about praising what they thought was their marvelous focaccia. Then I figured it out. That brief encounter led to others.

The next time we chatted, it was at my house. A real conversation erupted. I got that sense of pride and excitement rarely evident in people. Those nasty topics like costs and profit didn’t come up till I dropped