It’s easy to take for granted… but bread is indeed the “staff of life.”
It could be said that civilization began when ancient mankind stopped foraging and began cultivating wheat. Baked bread allowed us to store food so we could build towns and form modern society as we know it.
The earliest evidence of flour goes back at least 30-thousand years to the upper palaeolithic period in Europe. Mummified loaves have been found sequestered in ancient Egyptian tombs. And public ovens in Greece and Rome were the mantles of early society.
If you stop and think about it… whatever it’s shape, size, or name… bread is a defining element of nearly every culture, country, and religion in the world.
This sense of history and community… not to mention making handcrafted bread as an art form… is the very essence of a small bakery located in Kansas City’s “Westside” neighborhood.
Located at 1702 Summit, Fervere is open only three-days a week: Thursday and Friday from 11 a-m until the bread is gone — usually around three p-m. and on Saturday from 9:30 in the morning until it’s all gone. The bread sells out fast… so you may want to get there early … or call ahead to reserve your loaves. The number is 816-842-7272. You can also learn more by logging onto fervere.com